Iraq: Rising tensions in Baghdad
ISWNews Analysis Group: One of the commanders of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq resistance group was arrested by order of the Iraqi Prime Minister.
Now, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq special forces are present in various parts of Baghdad in response to this action.
Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq forces have denied allegations that they took part in a recent rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone, giving Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhim 48 hours to release the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq commander.
The American occupying forces entered their shelters in Victoria base for fear of the reaction of the Iraqi resistance. Also, forces of the anti-terrorism unit under the command of al-Saedi (close to the United States) are deployed in the streets of Baghdad.
Iraqi sources report the arrival of Nouri al-Maliki and Hadi al-Amiri; Al-Kadhimi allegedly asked them to ask Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq to stand down.