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Shia Sadr movement chief commander killed in Iraq

Hajim Khalfi, the commander in chief of the Shia Sadr movement, has been killed in the southern city of Basra in Iraq.  Sources in the Iraqi Security Service gave this information on Thursday.

 At least five people were killed a…






Hajim Khalfi, the commander in chief of the Shia Sadr movement, has been killed in the southern city of Basra in Iraq.  Sources in the Iraqi Security Service gave this information on Thursday.

 At least five people were killed and 100 others were injured in violent clashes in Iraq's southern city of Najaf on Wednesday evening between anti-government protesters and supporters of the Sadr movement's Shiite cleric Muktada Sadr.  The city of Najaf is considered quite sacred to Shia Muslims.  Khalfi was shot and killed by some unknown gunmen while he was returning home.

 Significantly, Shia religious leader Muktada Sadr had initially supported the anti-government protests from October 2019, but he separated from the protesters after President Barham Salih on Saturday announced Communications Minister Mohammad Taufiq Alavi as the country's new Prime Minister.  went.  The Shia cleric has supported Mr. Allavi while the demonstrators have rejected his name.

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