The Popular Mobilization Organization denied today that one of its leaders was assassinated in the capital, Baghdad, on Saturday.
Meanwhile, sit-ins and popular protests continue in Iraq for the third consecutive month to demand comprehensive reform and the fight against corruption.
The media reported yesterday evening that unknown gunmen assassinated the leader of the Karbala Brigade in the popular crowd, Talib Al-Saadi, in Sadr City, east of Baghdad.
The authority said in a statement issued today that social media reported on Saturday that a leader of the popular crowd had been assassinated, accompanied by pictures and identification cards.
The statement stressed the need to receive news from official sources, especially as the images that were transmitted appeared an identity identity not registered within the resources of the crowd.
This incident comes one day after two journalists were assassinated by unknown gunmen in the city of Basra (south).
Assassinations are repeated in the country, and particularly affect activists in the protests and journalists since the beginning of the popular protests, calling for political and economic reforms and an amendment to the constitution in early October.
|Protests continue in Tahrir Square, central Baghdad (Anatolia)|
In Karbala, in southern Iraq, witnesses in the province said that a protester was killed and four others were wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces.
For his part, a spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi armed forces denied that the security forces had shot the protesters.
The sit-ins and the popular protests continue in Iraq for the third consecutive month to demand comprehensive reform and the fight against corruption.
The Tahrir Square in central Baghdad witnessed the continued influx of school and university students, in a move to continue the general strike for the hours that started nearly two months ago.