Iraqi Security Spread in Diwaniyah and Dhi Qar

According to All Arabia news  Iraqi army teams have been deployed in the main streets and important buildings in Al-Diwaniyah Governorate, southern Iraq.

A security source in the governorate was quoted as saying that the 19th Army division had been spread near government departments and major traffic intersections.

It is noteworthy that Diwaniya governorate, as well as other southern governorates, have been witnessing months of continuous demonstrations and protests, to demand an independent government away from quotas and corruption, and the demonstrators are calling for improving the living and economic conditions of the people of those governorates.

In addition, the protesters deliberately suspended the study for several days, as it was announced repeatedly and at various times that the official working hours were suspended.

In early December, a number of demonstrators in Diwaniya closed the governorate headquarters and prevented the governor and employees from entering the building.

Iraq has been witnessing protests against the political elite since last October, interspersed with widespread violence that left about 460 people dead and more than 17,000 wounded, according to figures from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission.

Despite the resignation of the government of Abdul-Mahdi, a major demand of the protesters, demonstrations are still taking place in several regions, demanding the departure of the political elite accused of corruption and wasting state funds, which have ruled the country since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.