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#BREAKING Iraq's Moqtada Sadr gives followers one hour to end protests
#UPDATE Iraq's powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr called Tuesday on followers to end all protests after fighting with rival Shiite forces backed by Iran raged for a second day in Baghdad's Green Zone
#BREAKING Iraqi Sadr supporters start to leave Green Zone after call to end protests: media
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Local sources say 12+ killed in #Baghdad today.

Despite curfew, heavy gunfire & explosions heard in #Baghdad -- multiple security offices attacked. Green Zone on security alert & U.S. Embassy sirens sounding off.

In #Mosul, security forces say they foiled a major #ISIS attack.
The situation in #Baghdad is deteriorating fast -- mortars, rockets, RPGs & heavy machine guns all reportedly in use, including within/targeted at the Green Zone. Many casualties; grisly images emerging.

#Basra also in a very bad place -- heavy fighting too.

#Iraq spiraling.
Heavy fighting outside #Iraq's Parliament tonight, as pro-#Sadr & pro-#Iran factions confront.

Dutch Embassy personnel have just evacuated to #Germany's Embassy.

2 soldiers & 20+ protesters dead -- dozens more injured.

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What's up with Iraq? "Chaos inside the Republican Palace after the Sadrists took control of the palace." -- via twitter.com/khalediskef
"Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 5 dead" apnews.com/article/middle…
Ok cool

AP has a bit of an answer re: Iraq
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#BREAKING Iraq's powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr says quitting politics
#UPDATE Iraq's powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr announced on Monday that he is quitting politics, after a nearly-year long stalemate that has left the country without a new government u.afp.com/wFCE
#BREAKING Supporters of powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr storm Iraq's Republican Palace: security source
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#Iran may direct its proxies to attack American and partner targets in the Middle East in the coming weeks. 1/7 criticalthreats.org/analysis/irani…
Iran and its proxies are responding to a growing political crisis in Baghdad that they have also been fueling. IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Ghaani traveled to Baghdad on July 27 to deescalate tensions but reportedly (and evidently) failed. 2/7
Ghaani likely seeks to achieve at least four objectives in attacking US and partner forces: 3/7
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On this date in 1976 the Polisaria Front declared the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), liberating the region from Spanish colonialism.

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#SADR #History #OnThisDate #OnThisDay #WesternSahara
The neighboring Kingdom of Morocco, however, occupied the state and laid claim to most of it. 15,000 to 20,000 have been killed in the struggle for SADR's independence, a conflict that is still smoldering.

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Since 1979, the United Nations has recognized the Polisario Front as the representative of the people of Western Sahara, and considers Morocco as an occupying force, although the SADR is not recognized as a state by the UN.

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Pro #Iranian militias reject #IraqiElections results. Most of the militias got no seats and other lost tremendous votes in compare with previous elections.
It's very complicated now for #Shitte parties. They should agree on a candidate to form the government however all Shitte parties combined got fewer seats than Sadr. Maliki seems to seek Sadr's approval with conditions.
Besides the ongoing meetings, #Maliki is in talks with #Khanjar to form an alliance along with other #Shitte parties except #Sadr. Maliki hopes #Kurds and #Sunnis will not reach an agreement and join his attempts to form the government. #FarAway
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This far, #Sadr wins the largest parliamentary bloc with a total of 73 seats:

Baghdad (28)
Basra (9)
Dhi Qar (8)
Babel (2)
Amarah (7)
Wasit (5)
Najaf (5)
Karbala (4)
Diwaniyah (3)
Samawah (2)
State of law follows with 36:

Baghdad (14)
Basra (2)
Dhi Qar (4)
Babel (3)
Wasit (2)
Najaf (2)
Karbala (2)
Diwaniyah (2)
Muthana (3)
Maysan (2)
Kurdish parties with a total of:

KDP (32)
PUK (15)
New Generation (9)
Islamic Union (4)
Kurdish Justice (1)
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#Iraq 🇮🇶: horrible night in #Najaf. #Sadr militants attacked the main protest camp reportedly killing 8 protesters and wounding around 100.

Expect no response from the Iraqi government
#Iraq 🇮🇶: hospital in #Najaf is completely packed after the #Sadr militant attack
#Iraq 🇮🇶: chants in solidarity with #Najaf from the streets of #Basra
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Dramatic developments in #Iraq
Hours after Muqtada al-Sadr’s followers withdrew from the protests, it became clear that the numbers of others are few. The security forces go towards the protest squares in #Baghdad & other cities. Why did this happen and how? (1)
Yesterday, Muqtada Al-Sadr was insulted when accounts covering the demonstrations launched campaign against him because the demonstrations that he called for expulsion of U.S forces from the country with the participation of Shiite factions close to Iran (2)
While the real protests on the ground in Tahrir square were thanks Sadr because he chose the anti-US forces demonstrations should be far from their squares, & that disappointed the Shiite factions who opposing Tahrir protests & planed to be in Tahrir to make chaos, suddenly.. (3)
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#Iraq
Breaking: #US Airstrikes on Hashd al-Shaabi Forces West of al-Anbar

According to reports, the US warplanes have targeted the positions of the 45th Brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi in the al-Mazraah area on the road to Akashat, west of Anbar province.

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#Iraq
The #US terrorist command in the region, #CENTCOM releasing a statement said that they attacked five positions of Kata’ib Hezbollah forces in Iraq and Syria.

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#Iraq
First images from the one of the bases which targeted by the #US warplanes
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#Breaking: In his first comment on #Iraq_Protest, The senior cleric in #Iraq Ali #Sistani sharply criticizes the political process in #Iraq & he accuse the "Sadrist" & "Fatah" blocs who formed the govt, to abandon slogans of reform that they claim it. (1)
A few moments ago, his spokesman Ahmed al-Safi read out Sistani's statement on the situation in #Iraq:-
All the three authorities in the country, Parliament, government & judiciary, responsibility for the poor conditions of Iraqis (2)
“The Parliament is the biggest responsible because the largest blocs that formed the government (Muqtada al-Sadar & Hadi al-Amiri) didn’t take anything seriously on its promises to achieve reforms and fighr corruption” (3)
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