Moqtada Sadr's Saraya al-Salam militias have been deployed near Baghdad's Tahrir Square after 'security forces' fired at protesters. — Saraya al-Salam arrested one person, affiliated with Iraqi Hezbollah militias, who was firing at protesters

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13 May 2021
At 7 AM Baghdad time, trucks filled with masked men tried to get closer to Tahrir square while refusing to identify themselves to the Iraqi army checkpoint, they were refused entry
The Iraqi army announces the deployment of forces to al-Khilani Square in Baghdad and its vicinity to protect demonstrators
Demonstration at AL Tahrir now
Baghdad just now, a sniper was shooting protesters near al-Khilani Square
The unarmed "blue hats" who are Saraya al-Salam militias members belongs to Muqtada al-Sadr have captured an individual claiming that he is a AAH militant who opened fire against protesters in Khilani Square according to a protesters who sent @LawkGhafuri the video.
Baghdad Operations Commander: We agree to continue protests, but under the supervision of the security forces to protect them
The convoy of the unknown militants that fired live ammunition at protesters in Sinak area, Baghdad
Tahrir Square is packed today with protesters who are facing live ammunition from the armed groups in Baghdad. The protester sent this video claims that the protesters are ready to face the pro-Iranian militias & their "Snipers" tonight.
Power is off in Khilani Square near Tahrir Square as armed groups are still using live ammunition against the protesters in the streets. At least 15 people killed and more than 60 people wounded according to @AP tonight in Baghdad.
A video by a protester near Tahrir Square in Baghdad claims that armed group wearing civilian outfits are heading toward Tahrir Square tonight. A bloodbath occurr tonight in Baghdad after armed group started to use live ammunition against the protesters.
AAH leader al-Khazali asks the militants to withdraw from the squares and let the security forces to control the situation. NOTE: He is accused of attacking the protesters in Baghdad
There are the US sanctions: U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq that opened fire on peaceful protests, killing dozens of civilians
The first footage of the unknown militants targeted the protesters with live ammunition in Baghdad
In Baghdad, militias in vehicles open fire on protesters in Tahrir Square & Sinak Bridge areas. 10 killed & 30 injured. Security Forces open investigation
Photographer Ahmed Muhanna Al Lami was killed in Khulani Square by militiamen who attacked the protesters today
Number of victims killed by unknown militiamen at Al Khalani square in central Baghdad rises to 16, with 70 more injured
Teargas canisters being fired to disperse protesters in Karbala.
US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and Special Representative for Syria Ambassador James Jeffrey is in Baghdad for meetings with senior officials and will go from there to the Kurdistan Region
Moqtada Sadr's Saraya al-Salam militias have been deployed near Baghdad's Tahrir Square after 'security forces' fired at protesters. — Saraya al-Salam arrested one person, affiliated with Iraqi Hezbollah militias, who was firing at protesters
US State Department official Schenker says strong chance Iran is behind attack on Balad Air Base in Iraq (which houses US troops), but US is waiting for full evidence
Armed groups enter Tahrir Square and use live ammunition on protesters. The garage adjunct to Sinek bridge was set on fire. Protesters have been dwelling there for weeks
Baghdad operations dismantle three Katyusha rockets in Saba al-Bor area
One policeman is killed and another wounded; an explosive device targeted them, in Kirkuk, northern Iraq.
Blast hits central Kirkuk, Iraq
Iraqi security forces adhere to Sistani's instructions to protect peaceful protesters and property
Top Iraq cleric says new PM must be chosen without 'foreign interference'
Peshemrga sends reinforcement to Kolajo area, Garmiyan region after ISIS recent attacks
DOD considering sending thousands more troops to the Middle East to beef up air defense capabilities in face of Iranian moves including transfer of short-range missiles into Iraq: US officials. The most realistic option for now: 4,000 to 7,000. No decisions yet
Iraq parliament votes to "retire" electoral commission officials after protest pressure. Parliamentary speaker Halbousi calls move the "beginning of real reform"
A building belonging to Karbala Governorate set on fire by protesters
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