Sadr Brigade Takes to Streets of Baghdad in Show of Force

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (Reuters file photo)
Baghdad – Asharq Al-Awsat

Members of the Saraya al-Salam, an armed brigade of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, have deployed in droves to several districts of the Iraqi capital after receiving information about “threats” to holy sites.

Iraqi official security and intelligence forces did not comment or release information about the existence of such threats that could spark a deadly civil war in the country.

Saraya al-Salam claimed that the threats were directed at both Sunni and Shiite holy sites.

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