Iraq’s Sadr plans new show of force

ID: 1659686336840636700Fri, 2022-08-05 07:53 BAGHDAD: In a new power play, Iraq’s Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr called for traditional Friday prayers to take place on a vast square inside the Green Zone where his followers have occupied parliament for seven days. A similar call from Al-Sadr in mid-July drew hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshippers to Sadr City, a Baghdad district named after his assassinated father, amid tensions between his political bloc and a rival Shiite faction that is backed by Iran.Main category: Middle-East

Iraq’s Sadr plans new show of force
ID: 1659686336840636700Fri, 2022-08-05 07:53 BAGHDAD: In a new power play, Iraq’s Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr called for traditional Friday prayers to take place on a vast square inside the Green Zone where his followers have occupied parliament for seven days. A similar call from Al-Sadr in mid-July drew hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshippers to Sadr City, a Baghdad district named after his assassinated father, amid tensions between his political bloc and a rival Shiite faction that is backed by Iran.Main category: Middle-East