Nov 07, 2019 17:55 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Nov 07, 2019 20:29 Asia/Tehran]
  • Protesters on the streets of Iraq
    Protesters on the streets of Iraq

A spokesman for the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces has said the Iraqi army has been ordered to identify and arrest saboteurs who may try to blend in with the protesters on streets of Iraqi cities.

Iran PressMiddle East: The spokesman of Iraqi armed forces commander Abdul Karim Khalaf said according to the order those who try to block roads or highways will be arrested.

Khalaf said the security forces have been ordered to immediately enforce the new directive, Iran Press reported.

Hours after the order was issued, Iraq's Army Commander-in-Chief Qais al-Mohmmadawi in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, announced that all roads blocked by protesters were now open.

Al-Mohmmadawi who was present among the protesters last week supported the people's demands and stressed keeping the protests peaceful said all of the streets are opened and there is nothing to disturb the traffic in Iraqi cities.

The serious round of demonstrations in Iraq began on 25 October. Protesters have blocked dozens of roads and streets in Baghdad and other provinces in southern Iraq and are trying to force the government to resign by cutting off the routes.   205/211

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