Published:  01:20 AM, 10 October 2019

Qasim played leading role on Iraqi protests

Qasim played leading role on Iraqi protests

The Iraqi government sent Iranian-backed armed factions to crack down on demonstrations and kill protesters, senior Iraqi security officials and politicians told Arab News on Tuesday. The groups are said to directly report to Gen. Qasim Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

"The general personally came to Baghdad a few days ago to manage the crisis," said a senior security official in Baghdad.


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