Sunday, September 19, 2021

Iran-Backed Militias Battle Activists In The Holy Iraqi City Of Karbala

New York Times: ‘There Is Chaos’; Iran-Backed Militias Battle Activists in a Holy Iraqi City 

KARBALA, Iraq — One night in May, Samira Abbas Kadhim was up late, waiting for her son. She poked her head out of the gate of their small house, looking for him down the narrow street. 

Five minutes later, as she was in the kitchen, he was shot dead half a block away. 

Her son, Ehab al-Wazni, was one of dozens of antigovernment protest leaders believed to have been killed by militia fighters and security forces since the demonstrations escalated two years ago. 

But his killing stands out as a particularly brazen attack that has rattled his home city, Karbala, the site of some of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam and once considered one of the safest cities in Iraq.  

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WNU Editor: This Iraqi internal conflict will soon not be an issue for the US military .... US agrees to withdraw combat troops from Iraq (War Is Boring).


Jac said...

Yes, we have enough of that.

Anonymous said...

We should take names, so if or when we come back, we know who to get. Going back to Iraq is like the British and going into to Iran, Iraq and Syria in 1939. Iran will side with China. Less certain than Iran will than Pakistan, but I am nearly 100% certain Pakistan will.