Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge on Saturday, symbolically ending more than a year of demonstrations in epicentres of an anti-government protest movement
More than 500 people were killed during the months-long protest movement, many of them demonstrators shot by Iraqi security forces.
🚨 FRIDAY—Join@ACmideast 's Iraq Initiative at 12pm ET for a conversation evaluating the long-awaited “White Paper” the government of Iraqi PM Al-Kadhimi has recently issued to address Iraq’s economic woes.
Me: "All those innocent Iraqi civilians. All the men and women, children killed by U.S. airstrikes. Some in massacres...None of those weigh on your conscience? None of those keep you up at night?" John Bolton: "You don't know what you're talking about."
iraqi'>Exasperated Iraqi PM can’t understand how USA can send a letter “clearly talking about withdrawal” and then say its a mistake. Prime minister’s overall message is: how disorganized is the US administration?
After 16 years of war in Iraq, trillions of dollars, the deaths of 4,500 U.S. troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, the Iraqi government is now trying to throw us out of their country. All that suffering, all that death, all that huge expenditure of money, for what?
I guess the de-escalation of last night's air strike wasn't enough to fully de-escalate and stop war, so today the US has ordered another airstrike at a top Iraqi militia commander to further de-escalate and stop even more war.
For Iraqi women like this model and Instagrammer, daring to be visible in a conservative country can be a death sentence.