Joint Operations Command: security forces shot live bullets at protesters in Dhi Qar
Shafaq News / The Joint Operations Command announced, on Wednesday, that a security commander, officers and security officials of the Ministry of Interior are accused of shooting live ammunition against demonstrators in Dhi Qar Governorate.
In February, the Joint Operations Command formed a higher committee to investigate the recent demonstrations in Dhi Qar governorate that resulted in deaths and injuries among the demonstrators and the security forces.
The Command said in a statement, the higher committee concluded that the security forces violated the orders by firing live bullets; therefore eight police officials were detained.
The leadership added that the committee's report included several recommendations approved by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces including directing all leaders and security agencies to hold accountable those who shoot fire during the demonstrations.