Iraqi Council of Ministers holds extraordinary session, injuries in Dhi Qar

The Iraqi Council of Ministers today held an extraordinary session to discuss the resignation of Abdul Mahdi, while the province of Dhi Qar in the south of the country clashes between protesters and security forces.

The Iraqi Council of Ministers during its extraordinary session today called on parliament to find appropriate solutions.

The Council also called on members of the Government to continue their work until a new Government was formed.

The province of Dhi Qar is witnessing, south Iraq, clashes between protesters and security forces near the headquarters of the provincial police, resulted in wounding eight people.

In Kirkuk province, 16 civilians were wounded by three explosive devices, according to al-Sumaria News.

In its turn, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary in Iraq, said that those who assaulted peaceful demonstrators will be held accountable and applied the maximum penalty against them, in accordance with the penal laws in force in Iraq.

Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign in a statement came hours after the Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani condemned the use of lethal force against protesters, and urged MPs to reconsider their support for the government.



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