Top Iraqi leader: Iraqi coordination to investigate killings in Maysan
Iraqi cooperation is required to avoid sedition amid the ongoing killing incidents in Maysan Governorate.
Today, Thursday, the Secretary-General of Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq, Sheikh Qais Khazali, announced the formation of a "committee to cooperate with the Sadrist movement to find out the perpetrators of the killings.
He announced this step in a tweet.
Activists on social media published a statement by the Sadrist movement's office, whereby the movement's leader, Muqtada Al-Sadr, called for maintaining calm after the recent events in Maysan Governorate.
In the statement, they announced dispatching a high-level delegation “to nip sedition in the bud and prevent bloodshed” regarding the ongoing events in Maysan Governorate.
Earlier today, the head of Al-Fatah Alliance in Iraq, Hadi Al-Amiri, sent a message to the Sadr movement and Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq regarding the events in Maysan Governorate, in which he warned against "falling prey to sedition and succumbing to the feelings of anger."
Al-Amiri said, in a statement, that the bloody incidents taking place in the governorate of Maysan are sad and worrying as they lead to the loss of any sense of security and stability.
Tension loomed over Maysan Governorate yesterday, Wednesday, following the assassination of the Sadrist activist Karrar Abu Ragheef and his wife.
The assassinations continued today, Thursday, when gunmen killed a young man in Al-Azeer District in Maysan and fled.
For their part, the Special Forces, Maysan’s Emergency Regiments, the Rapid Intervention Regiment, and other elements of the Iraqi Army imposed today a tight security cordon on Al-Kahla District and raided the homes of those responsible for the conflict.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Khazali called on the people of Maysan "to beware of the project of sedition, which is intended to prevail among the people of the one nation, one sect, and one governorate."