Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi

A senior intelligence official in Samarra, north of Baghdad, said Tuesday that Brigadier General Sharif Ismail was heading from Baghdad to Ninewa province on the eve of a possible visit to Abadi.
“There were confrontations between the peace brigades and those accompanying the brigadier,” the official said, adding that he had received “verbal exchanges with the members of the Brigades of Peace,” an armed organization of leader Moqtada al-Sadr. , Adding that the confrontations led to “the martyrdom of the Brigadier and wounded associates, and were transferred to the province of Baghdad,” according to “AFP”.
Meanwhile, the Security Information Center announced that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
The center said that “the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi orders an immediate investigation into the incident of the death of the commander of the 57th Brigade Special Forces Brigadier General Sharif Ismail in the performance of duty after being shot by uncontrolled elements in the checkpoints at the entrance to the city of Samarra.
This comes two months before the legislative elections, after Iraq declared victory over the organization “calling” the terrorist end of last year.

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