Its services speak for one “Failed Assassination Attempt”. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qadimi “No injury” Saturday 5th to 6th November Sunday night during an attack by a “Trapped Drone” His office said the attack targeted his home in the Green Zone in Baghdad.
“I am fine. Thank God, I urge everyone to remain calm and calm for the good of Iraq.”, M. Kadimi wrote on Twitter After this announcement.
“My apartment was the target of a cowardly attack. Thank God, I am fine and so are those who work with me., Then he said in a short video, where he was sitting at a table, wearing a white shirt. “Cowardly missiles and drones do not make nations”.
No immediate claim was made for the attack. According to security sources, “Two bodyguards injured”, Without knowing the severity of their injuries. Earlier, two security sources told Agency France-Presse (AFP) that there was only one “Roquet” It fell on the house of Mustafa al-Qadimi in a high-security perimeter green zone in the center of the Iraqi capital, which also houses the US embassy and government buildings.
In the photos distributed by his office, we could see material damage: a wooden door lay, the rubble scattered on the floor and the exterior stairs damaged.
The United States provides assistance
Mr. who has been in power since May 2020. The United States immediately condemned the attack, which was the first to target Kadimi’s home. “I am just happy to be free. This blatant act of terrorism, which we strongly condemn, aimed at the heart of the Iraqi government.State Department spokesman Nate Price said in a statement.
“We are in close contact with the Iraqi security forces responsible for upholding the sovereignty and independence of Iraq and are assisting in the investigation of this attack.”, He added.
Security sources said that after the attack, a large number of security forces were deployed inside and around the green zone. Attacks are repeated there, and they often target the US embassy. On October 31, three rockets landed in the neighboring district of Mansour without any injuries.
Strong political tensions
Mr. The attack on Kadim comes at a time when Iraq is going through intense political tensions. Early parliamentary elections on October 10.
Hasht al-Saabi, an influential coalition of former pro-Iranian paramilitaries, is vying for the election results and blames Mustafa al-Qadimi. “Possession” In “Fraud” According to preliminary results, during the October 10 assembly elections, the victory of their political spectacle, the Coalition, failed. Supporters of Hasht al-Safi staged two sit-ins at two different entrances to the Green Zone in protest of the election.
Hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces on Friday. According to a security source, one of the protesters was killed, while a source in Hussein al-Sabi was quoted as saying. “Two Deaths”.
After the election, all parties are in talks behind the scenes to form parliamentary “constituencies”, form a government and eventually appoint a prime minister. Mr. Qadimi is not officially the candidate for his successor, but some politicians see him as a credible source unless any other personality emerges from the talks.
Waiting for the final assembly results
On Friday, Ghais al-Qassali, the leader of Assayib Ahl al-Haq, one of Hasht al-Safi’s main pro-Iran groups, warned. “Any attempt by intelligence-linked actors to carry out a bomb attack on the Green Zone is being blamed on opposition groups.”, Supporters of Iran, a name strongly opposed to the United States.
Hussein is now integrated into the Iraqi government and some Iraqis accuse him of being Iran’s relay in their country. They blame him for the massacres and kidnappings of anti-power activists that erupted in October 2019.
Despite its electoral defeat, Hussein remains an important political force in parliament, thanks to the game of alliances and the cooperation of independently elected representatives. According to more preliminary results, Chhattisgarh, led by influential Shiite leader Mogdah al-Sadr, won first place in the current assembly election, winning more than 70 of the 329 seats in parliament. The final results of the referendum should be released in a few weeks.
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