Sadr withdraw his troops from Baghdad neighborhoods exposed to bombings

May 18, 2016

BAGHDAD one aide to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Sadr said the gunmen ordered his followers to withdraw from the streets of some neighborhoods of Baghdad, which came under deadly bombings organization Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Published Brigades of the peace issued hundreds of gunmen in Sadr City and five other Shiite areas in the capital after the government accused of failing to prevent attacks by the organization.

Killed at least 77 people and wounded more than 140 others in three bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday in the wave of the deadliest attacks on the Iraqi capital so far this year.

He said al-Sadr aide said the cleric is not to review the arms in front of citizens and avoid friction with the security forces and avoid being drawn into violence.

Witnesses said the Peace Brigades withdrew from the streets of Sadr City on Tuesday night.

And increased pressure on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi bombings to resolve the political crisis caused by his quest to reshuffle aims to combat corruption.