Iraqi government demolished on Saturday tens of houses and shops in al-Shohadaa neighborhood in Baghdad under the pretext of their illegal construction.
The government has demolished tens of Iraqi citizens houses without any prior notice, and gave a blind eye to other illegal houses belonging to officials relatives, according to well-informed sources.
The government even gave a green light for them to build even more illegal houses, added the sources.
The sources said that poverty forced some citizens to live in these illegal houses. They also wondered why the government ignored enforcing the same law on the officials' relatives living in the same neighborhood.