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Compensation funds: What is the truth about the Hashd Security’s clash with Asa'ib in Mosul?
April 07, 2021
At least 6 injuries occurred in an armed clash inside an official building (Getty)
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
On Wednesday, injuries occurred in an armed clash between members of the Popular Mobilization Security Forces and gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement, inside the compensation department building in the city of Mosul.
A source who witnessed the incident said in an interview with Ultra Iraq, April 7, that “gunmen from the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq movement came in the morning to the compensation department in the Mansour area, south of the city, and asked the official there to add a list of names to the data of those covered by the compensation that It was released to those affected by terrorism and military operations under the Budget Law.
The source added, on condition of anonymity, that "the official refused to include names outside the legal contexts that require disclosure and verification before adding any name, which prompted the movement’s members to attack him and create a fight."
The source also states that “the security personnel in charge of protecting the building tried to intervene, but the members of the movement prevented them with threats and intimidation, which required the Popular Mobilization Security Directorate by an employee in the department.” Asaib pullout. "
A video clip seen by "Ultra Iraq" appears, aside from the armed clash, where a gunman in the Popular Mobilization Forces appears carrying a machine gun, with gunfire sounds, among civilians trying to hide.
The source explained, “Asa'ib members quarreled with the Popular Mobilization Security Forces and clashed with them with their hands before the matter developed into an exchange of fire inside the official circuit building, which resulted in injuries between the two parties and another among the employees,” indicating that “the Asa'ib movement is trying to take over It appears that part of the government compensation money is through a list of names belonging to people linked to the movement. "
While a medical source told "Ultra Iraq", "at least six people were injured in the armed confrontation inside the Compensation Department building in Mosul."
In turn, the Popular Mobilization Authority said in a statement, that "a group claiming to belong to the Popular Mobilization Forces entered the compensation department in the city of Mosul, where it caused quarrels and chaos inside the building before the Popular Mobilization Security Directorate arrested them, and investigations are still underway."
The statement vowed, "to cut off the hands of anyone who tries to impersonate the crowd and discredit it, especially in the liberated cities."
Mosul is divided into two sides, on each side there are dozens of destroyed neighborhoods, on the western side there are about 43 neighborhoods, and on the eastern side there are about 94 neighborhoods.
Mosul includes more than 664,221 people, according to a local census conducted in 2015, out of more than two million people residing throughout Nineveh Governorate, and it is the second largest province in Iraq in terms of population, followed by Basra Governorate, and preceded by the capital, Baghdad Governorate.