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Former deputy PM says treason behind targeting arms depot in Iraq


Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji said on Wednesday that treason is behind what happened at the Saqr training camp weapons depot in southwestern Baghdad after several blasts rocked the site on Monday.

Araji added on Twitter that the nature of the fire that broke out at the camp was made by weapons that neither the Iraqi army nor the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) use.

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi had ordered a probe into the incident, urging officials at weapons depots and training camps throughout the country to take “necessary safety precautions to avoid such unfortunate incidents.”

Thirteen people were wounded, including two police officers and four IMIS members, it added.

“We can conclude that the weapons were being stored for safe keeping by a neighboring country and were targeted by an unjust colonial state based on a treasonous Iraqi tip off,” Araji added.


Last Modified: Wednesday، 14 August 2019 08:33 PM