Bombing of Sadr home sharpens internal Iraqi Shiite discord

The protest movement sweeping the Shiite cities of southern Iraq and Baghdad took a dangerous turn on Saturday when a drone shelled the Najaf residence of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who champions the protest movement against the government and Iranian dominance. Sadr was not at home at the time. As DEBKAfile reported on Nov. 30, the unrest in the Shiite south has deteriorated into a deadly conflict between the Shiites opposed to Iran’s influence in Baghdad and the Shiite militias under the thumb of the Iranian Al Qods leader Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The crackdown he ordered on the protest, which has claimed 450 dead and 15,000 injured, has further polarized the two camps.

Friday saw the bloodiest death toll in one day of 25 protesters killed and 130 wounded at the hands of death squads operated by the pro-Iranian militias with orders to shoot directly into the crowds of protesters. The bombing of Sadr’s home in Najaf tips Iraq’s Shiites into open war.

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10 thoughts on “Bombing of Sadr home sharpens internal Iraqi Shiite discord

  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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    Am I really understanding that Shia are bombing Shia?
    This is the first time the locution can’t be verified: the enemies of my enemies are still my enemies.

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 18:01 at 18:01
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    Preoccupation with foreign conflicts is still futile. Our priority should be to get our own house in order, be reconciled to our maker, and treat our neighbor as we would have done to us. Blessed be the name of yhwh. Have a blessed shabbath!

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 18:17 at 18:17
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    Mmmmm, . . . probably good to keep quiet as long as my sworn enemy is bombing my sworn enemy.

    Probably ought to go bake some cookies or something while it is going on.

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 19:15 at 19:15
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    there is no refuge but with allaah wa ta ala

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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    This is the Major Problem that Shiia has Blood Feuds with Sunnis since 632 AD & now have Fights among Shiia Today? A Backward Religion Sect looking Backwards as usual. Why Iran Shiia Regime is Incapable of Secular Rule!

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 20:53 at 20:53
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    I wish success to both sides…satanic ayatollahs will take over Iraq after Al shistani dies

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 21:06 at 21:06
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    WE WILL KNOW THIS IS SERIOUS WHEN THEY START TO KILL EACH OTHER’S WELL-HUNG HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS.

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  • Dec 7, 2019 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    It is serious enough to bring Sadr to the US Airbase for help

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  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 20:09 at 20:09
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    Where’s the Mahdi Army?

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