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Iraq

Commander in Sadr’s militia assassinated: report

By Rudaw 6/12/2018
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A commander in the militia of Muqtada al-Sadr has been assassinated north of Baghdad, Iraqi media has reported. 

Hussein Hijami, a commander in Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) militia, was shot by unknown gunmen in the al-Shuala area on the northern edge of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Today reported. 

Hijami had been working with the Ministry of Health, an unnamed security source told the news outlet. 

The Peace Brigades are a resurrection of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army and were formed in 2014 in response to the rise of ISIS. 

Comments

 
Hama | 6/12/2018
Sadr as one of few Shia voices of reason must stand strong against Iran and their agents in Iraq. Clearly Iran is not happy that any Shia dares to question why they keep interfering in Iraq. The biggest problem for Iraq since 2003 has undoubtedly been Iran. So much evil and brutal sectarianism being imported from Iran by radical shias unlike men like Sadr and Allawi.
pre-Boomer Marine brat | 6/12/2018
It intrigued me at the time how Muqtada was obliquely referring to himself when naming his creation "Mahdi". I wondered if he thought of himself as the Mahdi, or as the One who would send the Mahdi.
guest2002 | 7/12/2018
Pro Iranian shiia want to get rid of the rest and consolidate power.watch out Moqtada!!
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