Iraq's prominent cleric Muqtada al Sadr has recently helped inflame tensions in the country by commanding thousands of followers to storm and occupy parliament, preventing the formation of a government.
Azad Yandi, codenamed Soro Amed, is among seven terrorists neutralised in an operation by the Turkish forces in Iraq’s Gara region.
Powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr tells his loyalists he is firm on his demands to dissolve parliament and hold early elections in the Arab country, which has remained without an elected government for nearly 10 months now.
Nearly 10 months on from elections, the oil-rich country still has no government and no new prime minister or president.
Turkish Foreign Ministry said that “an inclusive and representative government” should be established without delay in line with the expectations of the Iraqi people.
Tensions escalated in the country following the nomination of Mohammed Shia al Sudani as a new prime minister by a coalition of groups close to Iran.
The occupation that began on Saturday was the second time in days that Shia cleric Moqtada al Sadr's supporters had forced their way into the legislative chamber.
The decision came after supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr stormed the parliament building inside Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" for the second time in three days.
Demonstrators were protesting the recent nomination of Mohammed al Sudani as the official nominee of a coalition led by Iran-backed Shia parties and their allies.
Khamis al Khanjar, who leads the legislative bloc with the most Sunni lawmakers, said the terrorist mafia in the region carried out Wednesday's attack with the PKK's support that killed nine people.
The foreign minister rejects official and unofficial statements seeking to link Türkiye to the attack, accusing the PKK terrorist group of spreading propaganda.
Turkish Foreign Ministry said the attack in Iraq's Duhok province, which killed eight and wounded 23 others, was a terror attack, adding that Ankara is ready to take all steps to reveal the truth.
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