30 Sadr supporters killed in Baghdad clashes: New toll

AFP , Tuesday 30 Aug 2022

Thirty supporters of Shia leader Moqtada Sadr have been shot dead in nearly 24 hours of fighting between rival Iraqi forces that has since died down, according to the latest toll from medics.

An armed member of Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade), the military wing affiliated with Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, walks past a blood stain in Baghdad s Green Zone on August 30, 2022. AFP

At least 570 others were injured in the violence that erupted in Baghdad's Green Zone, pitting Sadr loyalists against Shia factions backed by neighbouring Iran.

Fighting ended on Tuesday after Sadr ordered his supporters to withdraw.

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