Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Scourge of assassinations jeopardizes the social balance in Diyala's second-largest city

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2022-06-18T14:42:51+0000
Scourge of assassinations jeopardizes the social balance in Diyala's second-largest city

Shafaq News/ In a context of rapid deterioration of the state and public services, criminal and political violence has taken center stage again. The fear of resurgent assassinations in al-Miqdadiyah district has revived the new-classic debate over the representation of the ethnic and religious components in the security bodies of the Diyala governorate.

Abu Murad al-Mahdawi, a 55-year-old citizen from al-Miqdadiyah, told Shafaq News Agency, "the assassinations in the heart of al-Miqdadiyah, despite the heavy security deployment, raise huge question marks and undermine the confidence of the citizens in the security forces."

"Certain groups are above the law. They have crossed all the lines with no significant security measures taken," he added, "even regular citizens who are not affiliated with a government or political parties fear the scourge of this phenomenon."

"Most of these assassinations are prompted by personal motives, sectarian background, or ties to terrorist groups," he continued, "the citizens shall play an intelligence role to put an end to this phenomenon. Specialized security bodies shall also be formed to handle such situations."

Political activist Jaafar Maher al-Tamimi said that the assassinations in al-Miqdadiyah are more likely to be attributed to "retaliation or other social issues" rather than "political or partisan" accounts.

"Sectarianism left al-Miqdadiyah for good more than 12 years ago," he added, denying that any of the assassinations had sectarian motives.

Lawmaker Naheda al-Daini attributed the lack of "societal security" in al-Miqdadiyah to the "presence of armed groups outside the authority of the state that executes political and partisan agendas."

Al-Daini called for setting "a security balance in Diyala" and "involving all the sects in the security file to restore the people's confidence in the security forces."

related

Security authorities lift night curfews in al-Miqdadiyah

Date: 2021-11-03 17:35:48
Security authorities lift night curfews in al-Miqdadiyah

Mortar attack targets al-Miqdadiyah

Date: 2021-10-28 15:36:40
Mortar attack targets al-Miqdadiyah

Diyala: +350 families left their hometowns in the aftermath of the sectarian violence

Date: 2021-10-29 12:44:28
Diyala: +350 families left their hometowns in the aftermath of the sectarian violence

Diyala's plan to secure its borders with Saladin is nearly complete -source

Date: 2022-03-27 10:28:16
Diyala's plan to secure its borders with Saladin is nearly complete -source

Explosion targets an army patrol in Diyala

Date: 2021-08-18 21:05:58
Explosion targets an army patrol in Diyala

New Mortars fell in Diyala, no causalities

Date: 2021-10-30 20:52:30
New Mortars fell in Diyala, no causalities

ISIS claims responsibility for the Diyala attack

Date: 2022-07-26 07:21:46
ISIS claims responsibility for the Diyala attack

The terror spreads over Diyala

Date: 2020-11-11 16:05:55
The terror spreads over Diyala