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22 nov. 2019 | 16h58 UTC

Iraq: Four fatalities amid protests in Baghdad November 22 /update 61

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

At least four people killed amid protests in Baghdad on November 22; further clashes and associated disruptions expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/11/2019, 12h00 until 24/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad, Umm Qasr

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Security forces reportedly fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters who were occupying part of Ahrar bridge in Baghdad on Friday, November 22. At least four people were killed and 61 others wounded in the clashes. Further unrest is expected over the coming hours as security forces attempt to regain full control of the bridge from protesters.

Clashes were also reported in southern Iraq on Friday. Security forces reopened the entrance to Umm Qasr port, which protesters had blocked since Monday, November 18, forcing the port to suspend operations. Normal operations have yet to resume as of Friday.

Heightened security measures and disruptions to transportation and businesses are to be expected in Baghdad, Umm Qasr, and other major urban centers over the coming days as protests continue. Disruptions to Internet and telecommunications services are also expected to continue amid the unrest. Clashes between protesters and security forces are likely near all protest sites.


Demonstrations broke out in Iraq on October 1 to protest perceived government corruption, inadequate provision of public services, and a lack of job opportunities. Following weeks of relative calm, demonstrations violently resumed on October 24-25, coinciding with the deadline issued by Grand Ayatollah Sistani to the government to produce a report on who in the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) was responsible for firing at civilians during previous demonstrations. More than 300 people have been killed and 10,000 wounded since protests began. On October 31, President Barham Saleh announced that Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi agreed to resign if the Iraqi parliament's party blocs can agree on a replacement.


Individuals in Baghdad and across Iraq are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid all protests and large public gatherings due to potential violence, prepare for disruptions to transportation and business in areas affected by anti-government demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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