Calls for a comprehensive review and development of security plans commensurate with existing challenges[size]
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Friday 28 January 2022 7:10
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The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced that three Katyusha rockets fell in the Karma district center (Reuters)[/size]
Violence escalated targeting the symbols and headquarters of the new political alliance in Iraq, which revealed itself in the Iraqi parliament session, during which its president and two deputies were chosen within the quadripartite alliance consisting of the Sadrist bloc, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and the alliances of "Azm" and "Progress".
After the attacks that targeted the headquarters of "Takaddam", "Al-Azm" and MPs, as well as banks in the center of the capital, Baghdad, and the Green Zone, the Katyusha rocket attack on the Karma district center in Anbar Governorate and the hometown of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi represented a dangerous escalation that carries messages about the possibility of aggravating the situation. The security and political situation in the country if this alliance proceeds in forming a majority government that is rejected by the Shiite coordinated framework blocs that represents the Shiite armed parties and factions loyal to Iran.
This attack came after a huge media campaign launched by the media of the Shiite factions and their affiliated figures against Al-Halbousi, which holds him and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, responsible for what they described as "the tearing and weakening of the Shiite component," referring to the alliance of these parties with the Sadrist movement at the expense of the coordination framework.
masked in black
Several hours before the attack, these media broadcast a videotape showing masked gunmen wearing black clothes and claiming to be from an organization they called "Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama'a" aimed at pursuing those they described as "traitors" and who said they had a "project of normalization with Israel", accusing al-Halbousi and a group Sunni politicians are behind this trend.
Three missiles fell
The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced that three Katyusha rockets fell in the Karma district center after they were launched from the Tigris side towards the district center, injuring two.
The cell said in a statement, "A cowardly terrorist act targeted Karma district, the birthplace of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, where three Katyusha rockets landed in the center of the district, after they were launched from the side of the Tigris arm towards the center of the judiciary."
And the Iraqi security services found five missiles near the arm of the Tigris River, prepared to launch on the district, a day after targeting it.
The mayor of Karma district, Ahmed Mikhlif, said that the projectiles fell about three kilometers from the host of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, which is his headquarters and where he receives political figures and citizens from different parts of Iraq.
This host is the first official residence of the Iraqi parliament speaker outside the capital, Baghdad, since the 2005 elections.
series of convictions
The head of the "Al-Azm" coalition, Muthanna al-Samarrai, described targeting the Karma district in Anbar as "criminal", reiterating his call to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to initiate strict security measures.
The United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, also condemned the missile attack that targeted the Karma district, stressing that these actions aim to destabilize and attempt to create chaos.
Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Wisdom Movement, said that targeting the judiciary with missiles represents an imbalance in dealing with the existing security challenges and the looming dangers, calling for a comprehensive review and the development of security plans commensurate with the existing security challenge, working on more precaution, caution and implementing preemptive strikes that would eliminate the elements’ nests. terrorist.
The writer and journalist Ali Baidar said that targeting the parliament speaker's headquarters in Karma aims to intimidate the parties allied with al-Sadr, warning that those parties will be able to pass their concept unless the state intervenes.
He added that "such an operation targeting the head of the legislative authority by outlaw armed groups, which does not care about the concept of the state and deals with it with a kind of insult, aims to intimidate the parties allied with al-Sadr," noting that it "sends a message to al-Sadr showing their indifference to his speeches and statements. Which confirmed the protection of these parties, as well as representing an ultimatum to Al-Halbousi and intimidating him about the largest bloc that could be announced soon.
Al-Sadr had said in a tweet on his account on “Twitter” on January 19, “Some political forces who opposed the elections and the government of the national majority now resorted to the judiciary. Some of those affiliated with them resort to violence and target the headquarters of parties loyal to the majority government, as this is not acceptable to reason, Sharia and law.”
Its goal is to make profits
He added that the efforts of these groups may have succeeded in overturning the political and security equation and generated a state of tension within the political system that might rearrange the cards again and redraw the political map, whether by joining parties within the coordination framework to the mantle of al-Sadr, indicating that these attacks may force al-Sadr to create Twinning with the coordination framework without conditions or restrictions set by the Sadrist movement.
Among the most prominent conditions of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr for an alliance with the coordination framework, which he announced on several occasions, the latest of which was in his speech regarding the situation in Iraq, is the non-involvement of Nouri al-Maliki in the government, the reorganization and restructuring of the Popular Mobilization, the confiscation of the weapons of the Shiite factions, and the non-use of Iraq as an arena in the conflict regional and international.
Understanding with Maliki
Al-Baydar warned against passing these groups their concept and will towards Al-Halbousi or even the Prime Minister unless the state intervenes directly towards these groups, calling on the Sadrist movement and the Sunni and Kurdish blocs to reach an understanding with the "wise parties" within the coordination framework to reach results that kill the spasm that occurs, especially through Understanding with the personality of Nuri al-Maliki for his ability to put out the fires that could intensify in the coming days.
He added that there are constitutional timings that cannot be bypassed related to choosing the presidency, choosing the prime minister, and forming his government, and that is why the fever of problems and convulsions may move to the Sunni house after it moved to the Kurdish and Shiite house.
Relations between the two Kurdish parties (the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Union) deteriorated after the former announced the nomination of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance and leader of the party, Hoshyar Zebari, for the position of President of the Republic, after the Union insisted on nominating the current president, Barham Salih, for a second term, which the Kurdistan Democratic Party rejects.
Regarding the accused party, Bader explained that “the attack is just a warning, as it seems, from the parties that do not like the concept of the state, and are working to create chaos and prolong the conflict, because the new curriculum approved by Muqtada al-Sadr provides for the accountability of the killers of demonstrators and the corrupt, which leads to reducing the influence of a large number of leaders these groups."
In turn, the head of the Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies, Ghazi Faisal, said that targeting the parliament speaker's house is targeting justice, legitimacy and the constitution, while noting that those who carried out these actions were the same ones who targeted the military bases and the house of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
He added, "The targeting of the parliament speaker's house is a message to target justice, legitimacy and the constitution represented by the Federal Court's decision to veto the resistance case against the legitimacy of the parliament session," considering that the model that targeted al-Halbousi's house in Karma reflects to us the other current, which is the terrorist current that does not believe in justice and order.
Faisal considered that "these right-wing extremist currents do not believe in a civil state, but rather believe in a backward culture that leads societies to destruction and ruin, as happened in Lebanon, Yemen, Libya and Algeria during the 13 years of bloody war led by terrorist organizations that believe in violence."
He pointed out that the Sadrist movement, in addition to the "Sovereignty" alliance (an alliance that combines "determination" and "progress"), the Kurdistan Democratic Party and democratic forces in the House of Representatives are independents who believe in a democratic, civil, constitutional state, justice, balance and partnership, which are the essential points for building a state, pointing out that the current The other believes only in violence, terrorism, force and the bombing of embassies and state institutions.
For his part, Anbar Province advisor, Aziz Al-Tarmouz, said that targeting the province was expected from those he described as "bad guys," while stressing that the security forces are ready to fill the gaps.
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