Latest Updates on Iraq, 10 December 2020

Thursday 10 December 2020 - 20:36

Protests in Sulaymaniyah province
Despite the imposition and extension of curfews in the cities of Sulaymaniyah province, restrictions and disruptions on social media and television and radio networks by local authorities, protests continue in the province.
The Dissatisfied Voices group declared tomorrow the day of the nationwide demonstrations at a press conference and called on all groups and factions to join the people.
According to statistics, about 10 people have been killed and more than 54 injured in the protests so far.
Reports indicate that a large number of prisoners have been transferred from Sulaymaniyah province to Baghdad.

– Attacks on American terrorist positions in Iraq
Resistance Forces After the deadline given to the Iraqi government for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, today a logistics convoy of American terrorists traveling from Kuwait to central Iraq in the Al-Samawah area in al-Muthanna province was targeted by an IED attack.

– Hashad al-Shaabi and security forces launched a large-scale operation in the area between Diyala and Salah al-Din provinces.
ISIS sleeper-cells have been active in the two provinces in recent months, and in some cases have killed people and security forces in the area, seeking to divide the people and tribes.

– The media consultant of Massoud Barzani blamed PKK for the recent events in Sulaymaniyah.

– Iraqi President Barham Saleh met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs and discussed comprehensive cooperation in the field of strategic dialogue for the realization of common interests, on the need to support Iraqi sovereignty.
Barham Saleh also met with the Turkish ambassador in Iraq.

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