2020-01-25 09:05:49

Shafaq News / Supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement began on Saturday morning to withdraw from al-Sahaa Square, where the protesters are present in Diwaniyah Governorate, southern Iraq.

The supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, have begun withdrawing from the demonstration arenas scattered in the Iraqi cities, shortly after a tweet by al-Sadr, accusing the protest arenas of dealing with supporters from abroad.

Al-Sadr's accusation came after protesters refused to participate in a million- demonstration that Sadr mobilized and Shiite currents close to Iran against the American presence in Iraq, after the United States killed the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the prominent leader in the popular mobilization forces ,Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

Since dawn today, Saturday, what is known as the "shock" force has stormed the sit-in in Basra, burning the tents of the demonstrators and arresting a number of them.

A security official told Shafaq News that Basra Operations Command "asked the coordination committees for the demonstrations, not to demonstrate outside the selected places and this prompted them to launch the operation."