Sadr representative survives assassination attempt in Baghdad | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Sadr representative survives assassination attempt in Baghdad

Hazem al-Araji, the representative of firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, survived an assassination attempt in Baghdad on Friday, his secretary has told Rudaw.

Ali al-Obeidi said that the incident took place at 5:30pm, in a ceremony commemorating killed members of a Sadr-led militia in al-Shuala district, eastern Baghdad.

"Armed men in two BMWs opened fire near Araji and hit a member of his personal bodyguard, which led to an exchange of fire between Araji’s bodyguards and the militants,” Obeidi said.

He believes political parties are behind the attempted murder, but would not name them.

In February, Araji was assigned by Sadr to represent "the administration of Basra Governorate” which has seen significant bloodshed since the protest movement began in 2019.

Hundreds of protesters have been killed and kidnapped by security forces and Iran-backed militias since October 2019.

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