Iraq live news:
Al-Sadr supporters withdraw from
 Green Zone

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Iahib Higel said al-Sadr “clearly wants to show his rivals that he has control over his crowd” by ordering them into the streets and back when things escalate too far.

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“For now, Sadr’s statement was quite clear indicating that he does not want further escalation.”

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Elections may “reset the current political impasse”, but will “not solve the deep-rooted political.

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Things are rapidly changing inside Baghdad’s Green Zone, where al-Sadr supporters had camped out for more than a month outside parliament.

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Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr gives his supporters an hour to leave Green Zone after clashes leave 30 people dead.


Iraq’s Sadr orders followers to end protests after violence