Baghdad - INA
The Prime Minister directed the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kadhmi, to open an immediate investigation into the events of Tahrir Square, central Baghdad.
The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasul, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) today, Monday, that the Prime Minister directed an immediate investigation into the events of Tahrir Square accurately, stressing coordination with the Baghdad Operations Command and the existing blocks to protect the demonstrators.
Major-General Rasul asked the demonstrators not to approach the security forces and exercise their right to demonstrate and demand rights, pointing out that "any blood that is spilled, whether by the security forces or the demonstrators, is a loss for all Iraqis."
He pointed out that "the directives are clear and accurate to the security forces to provide protection and defense for the demonstrators," noting that "there are some who wanted to drag the demonstrations to goals other than demanding the rights guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution."