Protests erupted across Iraq this week following the controversial dismissal of the popular Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, one of the country’s leading counter-terrorism figures. The focus of much of the protests has been the influence of Iran on the Iraqi government, with Tehran seen as the force behind the dismissal. This has conflated with perennial anger over corruption and poor provision of services to spark the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi premiership...
Protests Engulf Iraq
Published on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 - Volume: 62 Issue: 40Print
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