Iraqi security forces have been put on high alert amid continuing protests in the south of the country, Reuters reported.
According to the source, the order was given by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who also serves as the country’s commander in chief of the armed forces.
The head of the Iraqi government has held an emergency meeting of the Security Council with the participation of the heads of law enforcement agencies and intelligence. The communiqué concluded that the authorities support the right to peaceful demonstrations, but will take action against instigators and conspirators.
According to Prime Minister’s press service, the government does its best to provide all necessary services to citizens.