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#Iran 🇮🇷 border guards commander Qasem Rezaei says Chazabeh and Khosravi, 2 border crossings to Iraq, are temporarily closed because of unrest in #Iraq 🇮🇶
"Dear police officer
If you are really an Iraqi, hug me, don't beat me up
I am your brother & I would never want to hurt you
So why do you chose to hurt me?"

"Just give us a country’" is the hashtag

Thousands in #Iraq 🇮🇶 protest corruption
13 killed on Wednesday as #Iraq 🇮🇶 protests escalate, spread nationwide

- 9 killed, including 1 policeman in the southern city of Nasiriya in Dhi Qar governorate
- 4 were killed in Amarah in Maysan governorate

At least 20 were killed since the anti-govt protests started in #Iraq 🇮🇶

At least 2 people were killed on Tuesday in the Iraqi capital #Baghdad as security forces opened live fire & shot water cannon & tear gas.

5 more were killed on Wednesday, including a child.
Reports of 2 more were killed in Wasit governorate after an indefinite curfew has been imposed in #Iraq 🇮🇶 capital, Baghdad, after 2 days of protests over unemployment & corruption descended into violence

Latest numbers from #Iraq's 🇮🇶 human rights official Ali al Bayati:
- 19 confirmed killed
- 10 were killed in Dhi Qar province
- 1041 injured
- Highest # of injured were in Baghdad = 440
- 216 were arrested
- 154 out of the 216 arrested were released
- 62 are still in jail
Reports that #Iran 🇮🇷 backed militia Saraya Al Khursani murdered #Iraq's 🇮🇶activists, Hussein Adel & his wife Sarah, who were last seen assisting & treating injured protesters in #Basra

#Iran's 🇮🇷 Foreign Ministry asks Iranian pilgrims to delay their travel to #Iraq 🇮🇶 to participate in the religious ritual of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed

3 MILLION Iranians are expected to visit Karbala
#Iran's 🇮🇷 Foreign Ministry asks Iranian pilgrims to "fully comply with the directives of the security & political services in all matters relating to travel to Iraq 🇮🇶”

Anti-government protests turned violent in recent days in Iraq, with at least 20 people reported killed
Last week, #Iran's 🇮🇷 Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said 3 million Iranian pilgrims were expected to visit #Iraq's 🇮🇶 Karbala for the religious ritual of Arbaeen
The death toll in #Iraq 🇮🇶 is rising, with a curfew in several cities failing to quell 3 days of violent anti-government protests.

The EU 🇪🇺 issued a statement, urging Iraqi security forces to exercise maximum restraint & to keep protests peaceful.…
#Iraq's 🇮🇶 Prime Minister @adilabdalmahdi is calling for calm after 3 days of anti-gov protests have left at least 20 people are dead.

@IraqiPMO asked protesters to raise their demands w his office so a resolution can be reached.
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO TODAY, 3 #Iraq 🇮🇶 protesters were killed, more than 2 dozen wounded, including 3 members of the security forces, in Diwaniya city in Al-Qadisiyyah Governorate as @adilabdalmahdi's riot police opened fire to disperse them
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO #Iraq’s 🇮🇶 Prime Minister @adilabdalmahdi makes his first move, has his office @IraqiPMO announces that High Council for Combatting Corruption dismissed 1,000 government employees "on charges of embezzlement & wasting of public funds"

Really? Why now?…
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO #Iraq’s 🇮🇶 PM @adilabdalmahdi is calling for calm after 3 days of anti-government protests left at least 23 people are dead, asked protesters to raise their demands with his office so a resolution can be reached by calling
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO The death toll from 4 days of mass anti-government protests in #Iraq 🇮🇶 has risen to 35, with more than 2,433 injured as authorities imposed a curfew in several cities & cut internet access across much of the country to quell unrest
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO Despite all the sweet talk by PM @adilabdalmahdi @IraqiPMO that he cares & wants to talk to the protesters, #Iraq 🇮🇶 security forces open fire on dozens of demonstrators in #Baghdad as demonstrations against corruption, unemployment & poor public services increase
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO #Qatar 🇶🇦 joins #Kuwait 🇰🇼 & #Bahrain 🇧🇭 urging citizens not to travel to #Iraq 🇮🇶 for the time being, calling on all citizens who are now in Iraq to leave immediately, due to the developments in the country……
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO #Iraq 🇮🇶 security forces opened fire on protesters in #Baghdad after they gathered for 4th day of demonstrations against corruption, unemployment & poor public services.

PM @adilabdalmahdi's forces fired directly at the demonstrators, NOT in the air
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO Iraqi PM @IraqiPMO @adilabdalmahdi talked the talk but can he walk the walk?

#UN @UN 🇺🇳 Special Representative welcomes PM Abdul-Mahdi’s address, says "dialogue must pave the way to understanding, reconciliation and progress in #Iraq 🇮🇶"
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN Death toll from anti-govt protests in #Iraq 🇮🇶 rises to at least 44 nationwide with hundreds more injured

The largest number of casualties occurred in the southern city of Nassiriya, where 18 people were killed, followed by the capital #Baghdad where the death toll stood at 16
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN #Iraq’s 🇮🇶 top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani called for @IraqiPMO @adilabdalmahdi's government to take SERIOUS steps to take REAL action & tackle corruption & poor services as further protests took place across the country.
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN Top Shiite cleric #Sistani says parties holding power must change how they deal with #Iraq's 🇮🇶 problems, stresses government & political forces have not answered demands of the people, not achieved anything on the ground
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN In a sermon delivered by a representative, #Sistani, who is revered by millions of Shiites in Iraq 🇮🇶 & elsewhere, told
@IraqiPMO @adilabdalmahdi's government to respond to protesters’ complaints & track down the REAL criminals, adding that despite the promises, NOTHING happened
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN "All must be aware of the danger of excessive violence in the protests", Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah #Sistani calls this week's deaths/destruction from unrest in #Iraq 🇮🇶 "sorrowful", condemned aggression on protesters & against security forces & public/private properties
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN Grand Ayatollah #Sistani said in a letter read out by his representative Ahmed Safi in a sermon in the holy city of Karbala that #Iraq 🇮🇶 gov & political sides have not answered the people's demands to fight corruption or achieved anything on the ground"
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN Following #Sistani's sermon, #Iraq's 🇮🇶 populist cleric Muqtada al Sadr @Mu_AlSadr tells lawmaker allies to suspend participation in all parliament activities until the government introduces programmer that serves Iraqis
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN @Mu_AlSadr Following #Sistani's sermon, #Iraq's 🇮🇶 populist cleric Muqtada al Sadr @Mu_AlSadr tells lawmaker allies to suspend participation in all parliament activities until the government introduces programmer that serves Iraqis
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN @Mu_AlSadr #Iraq's 🇮🇶 parliament @AlHaLboosii @parliamentiq @IraqiGovt announces an urgent session to discuss the demands of the demonstrators on Saturday
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN @Mu_AlSadr @AlHaLboosii @parliamentiq @IraqiGovt #Kurdistan Region’s President Nechirvan Barzani @IKRPresident issues statement on unrest in #Iraq 🇮🇶, says the situation in #Baghdad is being monitored, peaceful demonstrations are a constitutional right, but should not lead to chaos and disorder.…
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN @Mu_AlSadr @AlHaLboosii @parliamentiq @IraqiGovt @IKRPresident Despite all the promises & sweet talk by @IraqiPMO
@adilabdalmahdi, Iraqi security forces opened fire to disperse #Iraq 🇮🇶 protesters in #Baghdad killing 1, injuring 9 others, according to @IraqHumanRights
@AdilAbdAlMahdi @IraqiPMO @UN @Mu_AlSadr @AlHaLboosii @parliamentiq @IraqiGovt @IKRPresident @IraqHumanRights Here is how crazy the pro #Iran 🇮🇷 résistance camp has gone

Pro Hezbollah/Assad dipshits are claiming #Iraq's 🇮🇶 Shiite protesters were hailing Saddam, yes ... khara Saddam ... as they rallied against corruption & unemployment
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