30 Sadr supporters killed in Baghdad clashes: new toll

By: AFP
Published: 08:30 PM, 30 Aug, 2022
30 Sadr supporters killed in Baghdad clashes: new toll
Caption: Members of the Sadrist faction began withdrawing from Baghdad's Green Zone on August 30 after their leader demanded fighting end between rival Shiite forces and the army that left 23 dead and hundreds wounded.
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Thirty supporters of Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr have been shot dead in nearly 24 hours of fighting between rival Iraqi forces that has since died down, according to the latest toll from medics.

At least 570 others were injured in the violence that erupted in Baghdad's Green Zone, pitting Sadr loyalists against Shiite factions backed by neighbouring Iran. Fighting ended on Tuesday after Sadr ordered his supporters to withdraw.

AFP

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