The Iraqi army has withdrew from Falluja, a city in the Sunni province of Anbar, after deadly clashes with protesters that left five anti-Maliki demonstrators killed, Al Arabiya correspondent reported Friday.
After the army’s withdrawal, Anbar operation command imposed curfew on Falluja, Al Arabiya correspondent added.
An agreement has been reached between Anbar province and the office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to withdraw the army from Falluja, a local website, Al-Sumaria News, reported. Instead, the federal police will substitute the army within 24 hours, the website added.
It was the most serious violence since Sunni protesters began taking to the streets in late December to challenge Prime Minister Nuri Maliki's Shiite-led government and rally against what they see as the marginalization of their minority sect.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر