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#BREAKING
Al Jazeera reporting intense clashes between Iraqi protesters & security forces in Basra in an attack on the provincial building.
Two are reportedly killed & 11 injured.
#BREAKING
Reports indicate protesters in Basra, southern #Iraq, have taken control over the provincial building.
#BREAKING
Sep 4 - Basra, southern #Iraq
Shiite protesters demonstrating against corrupt #Iran-linked government officials have taken over downtown areas and government buildings.
They are demanding the border with Iran be closed.
#BREAKING
Sep 4 - Basra, southern #Iraq
The number of protesters killed & wounded by security forces are increasing.
Tensions is reported as very high in this city.
#BREAKING - #Iraq
Basra Operations commander Jamil Shemeri, close to #Iran's IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, was killed by Shiite protesters after many demonstrators have been killed in recent unrest.
#BREAKING - #Iraq
Abud Kazem al-Adhawi, a senior commander of Basra's #Iran-backed Hashd al-Sha'bi (aka Popular Mobilization Forces) & said to be close to IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, has reportedly been killed in recent protests & unrest.
#Iraq
Reports indicate the "Karam Ali" Brigade of the Iraqi Army, with all their weapons & equipment, joined Basra's protesters.

Hashd al-Shabi militia members & #Iran's IRGC Quds Force officers are fleeing to Iran's borders.

Attn:
@ThomasWictor
#Iran's Interior Minister is leading a delegation and heading to #Iraq.
yjc.ir/fa/news/665653…

Tehran sees its strategic interests at stake.

#Winning
Sept 5 - Basra, #Iraq
People holding ceremonies for protesters killed in yesterday's rally are seen here under intense crackdown by Iraqi security units.

The Iraqi people have continuously demonstrated against corruption & #Iran's malign influence in their country.
Sep 4 - Basra, #Iraq
Protesters set fir to a large poster of #Iran regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and current Supreme Leader Ali @khamenei_ir.

More sign of how the Iraqi nation is fed up with Tehran's meddling in their country.
As the #Iran-#Iraq border closes near the city of Basra (southern Iraq), Iran's currency, the rial, will plunge even further against the U.S. dollar.
Tehran carries out a significant portion of its money-laundering the Iraq border.
#Iraq
Protesters surround a base associated to the #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shabi (aka Popular Mobilization Forces). Reports indicate 3 IRGC members were inside.
Security forces resort to opening fire on the demonstrators.
Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
People in this city, in responce to the Shiites of Basra, have reportedly attacked their provincial office building.
Iraqi Shiites are also protesting corruption & #Iran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate the political office of the #Iran-linked Badr Organization (associated directly to the IRGC Quds Force) has been set ablaze by Iraqi protesters.
Iraqis had previously set a Badr military base on fire.
#BREAKING
#Iraq
Scenes of Iraqi protesters attacking bases of #Iran-linked Hashd al-Shabi units (aka Popular Mobilization Forces).
Iraqis are fed up with Tehran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - #Iraq
Reports indicate the office of the Shiite al-Hekma current has been set ablaze by Iraqis protesting corruption by Shiite political parties.

#Iran has long meddled in Iraq by supporting & funding the country's Shiite parties.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate protesters have attacked and set the al-Iraqiya state TV station office on fire.
#BREAKING
Basra, #Iraq
Basra Province government office burning in flames as Iraqis continue protesting corruption & #Iran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Iraqis setting fire to a military base of the "9th Badr" militias.
Protesters are furious of #Iran's meddling in their country by supporting corrupt Shiite political parties.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Protesters attack & set the palace of Basra Province Governor As'ad al-Eidan ablaze. Sources say he has fled the city.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
#Iran-linked Badr offices & bases set ablaze. Badr TV station also set ablaze in Basra Province.
Iran's IRGC heavily supports the Badr Organization & militias in Iraq.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Sources say protesters have taken over #Iran's consulate in this city.

(File Photo)
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Sources say video shows protesters taking over #Iran's consulate in this city.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
AFP video coverage of protesters taking control over government buildings.
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Protesters also set fire to offices associated to #Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-haq.
#BasraProtests

After meddling for years in Iraq, Tehran is witnessing its investments going down the drain.

#Winning
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Protesters have taken over offices & bases belonging to Shiite political parties linked to #Iran's regime.

This protester is holding a sign that reads:
"Office of First Deputy Governor - Basra Province"
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Image of #Iran's consulate set on fire.
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate three demonstrators have lost their lives.
#BasraProtests
almustaqbal.com/article/207694…
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate General Abdulvahab Saedi, commander of Iraq's Anti-Terror Force, has refused to follow orders from the Prime Ministry to dispatch forces & crackdown #BasraProtests.
His forces will not murder demonstrators, he says.
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Office of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq has been set ablaze by Shiite protesters.
People have decided to eliminate the centers of corruption.
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
All major governmental buildings set on fire by protesters, including the offices of Badr, Asai'b Ahl al-Haq, Nujaba'a, Dawa, State of Law, Hizbollah & other political party offices.
#BasraProtests
#Basra, #Iraq
Iraqi protesters setting Hizbollah militia base on fire.
#BasraProtests
#Basra, #Iraq
Iraqi protesters setting the #Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia base on fire.
#BasraProtests
Multiple mortars reportedly targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad’s green zone. Details have yet to be verified.

My take:
#Iran is retaliating after losing influence in the recent parliamentary vote & Iraqis rallying against #Iran-backed Shiite parties.
Sep 6, #Iraq - Important @Kredo0 report on mortar attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's green zone.

My take:
#Iran is warning all parties involved that it will not back down from its influence in Iraq easily.
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
Sep 6, #Iraq - Footage of the mortar attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's green zone.
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