Elite counter-terrorist special forces will be deployed on the streets of the Iraqi capital. The corresponding decision was accepted the head of the government of the country of Adel Abd al-Mahdi, due to the ongoing mass protests involving clashes with the police. About it reports Reuters with reference to sources in the security sphere.
According to them, the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers instructed the commander of an elite Iraqi counter-terrorism service «to take all necessary measures» to stop the riots in Baghdad.
Earlier it was reported that 49 people were victims of collisions of demonstrators with the security forces in Baghdad and Nasiriyah two days.