MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The military command of Baghdad announced the state of the full combat readiness after the group of supporters of the Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada Sadr broke into the territory of the parliament building, media reported Saturday.
According to Al Jazeera TV channel, protesters are now inside the parliament building, with some of them smashing furniture.
Baghdad Ops Command announces emergency measures inside the city. IZ SOF have avoided clashing with protestors so far— Sajad Jiyad سجاد (@SajadJiyad) 30 April 2016
Earlier media reports suggested that Iraqi parliament, experiencing a split, was unable to vote on candidates for the new government, and rescheduled the hearing for Tuesday.