"Bombs penetrated the skulls of protesters," weighing 10 times the weight of tear gas canisters, which are usually used to disperse protesters, weighing between 25 and 50 grams, confirmed earlier this month by Amnesty International in a report on the bombs that penetrated the bodies of protesters in Iraq.
According to the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in its report at the time that the Iraqi security forces used tear gas "penetrated the skulls of " demanding the demonstrators to topple the regime in Baghdad, noting that the bombs made in Bulgaria and Serbia, weighing a total of 10 times the weight of tear gas canisters of tear used normally, which weigh Between 25 and 50 grams However [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from Paris on Thursday about the weapons used to kill the protesters and his announcement that the Iraqi state did not import such weapons and bombs, and that a third party that prepared the protesters, sparked a controversy in the Iraqi street in the past hours. What followed was a clarification from the Ministry of Defense, which said in a later statement that what the minister meant from what he described as the third party targeting and killing demonstrators are gangs that use weapons against security forces and demonstrators together.
But the ministry's clarification did not stop the questions about who imported such weapons.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] From Iraq (14 November 2019 - AFP)It did not enter with the government's knowledge
Al-Shammari explained in his statements that "the gun used to disperse the demonstrators is not more than 75 meters," adding that "strange that there were cases of killings and injuries occurred among the demonstrators are more than 300 meters from the security forces and has nothing to do with the security forces."
He also announced that "after examining the samples taken from the bodies of the injured and the heads of the victims who died as a result of their head injury, it turned out that these materiel did not enter Iraq through the government, and the guns used to launch this type of equipment did not enter Iraq officially and with the knowledge of the government."
"The weapon that is currently being used to fire tear gas against the demonstrators is not the type that the Iraqi security establishment has, but another weapon that differs in technical terms," he said.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Bombs used against demonstrators
"The weight of the projectile used against the demonstrators is three times the weight of the projectile used to disperse the demonstrators."
Since the beginning of October, Iraq has witnessed large protests launched to demand better living conditions and fight corruption and stop quotas, later turning into a demand for the departure of the government and early elections.
The protests killed more than 300 demonstrators and security men and injured thousands of protesters.