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Iraqi security forces deploy in Wasit and Baghdad

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2021-10-16T19:43:26+0000
Iraqi security forces deploy in Wasit and Baghdad

Shafaq News/ Wasit Governorate Police Command announced the security and intelligence forces deployed in anticipation of any emergency during the announcement of the final results of the elections on Saturday.

The Command said in a statement, "All security and intelligence forces, the army, traffic police are now deployed at the entrances and exits of the Governorate, as well as protecting important buildings and the Electoral Commission office and all citizens."

On Saturday, the Iraqi security forces also redeployed in the capital, Baghdad.

A security source told Shafaq News Agency; The forces deployed in central Baghdad and the entrances to the Green Zone concurrently with announcing the election results this evening.

It is noteworthy that initial results showed that the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's party was the biggest winner in an Iraqi election, increasing the number of seats in parliament to 73.

Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki looked set to have the next largest win among Shi'ite parties.

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