15 rockets hit vicinity of presidential palace in Basra
Al Mayadeen correspondent reports that 15 rockets landed within the presidential palace complex in the Iraqi city.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that more than 15 rockets landed in the presidential palace complex in Basra and its surroundings, southern Iraq.
The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) clashed with unidentified armed elements in the vicinity of the presidential palace, as per our correspondent.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said Monday that the Iraq crisis may burn everyone unless political parties engage in genuine dialogue.
"We live in a time when values and morals have vanished in the world of politics, and the language of accusation and treason has prevailed over the language of calm and dialogue," he added.
The country also witnessed several rallies by Sadrist movement supporters inside Baghdad's Green Zone, protesting the Coordination Framework's nomination of Mohammed Al-Sudani as prime minister.
Calm returned to Iraqi streets on August 30 after Sadrist movement supporters withdrew from the Green Zone and the Coordination Framework ended the sit-in in Baghdad.
This followed intermittent clashes in Baghdad that killed approximately 23 people and injured at least 380 others.
Iraq has been without a government since an election in October 2021 due to an intractable political impasse between the rival parties. It has also increased Iraq's dysfunction and volatility as the country recovers from decades of war instigated by the US occupation, sanctions, civil unrest, and massive corruption.