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IRAQ – Nasiriya: City at the heart of Iraq’s uprisings and rebellion (Sofia Barbarani, Al Jazeera)

From ancient battles to last week’s deadly clashes between protesters and supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq’s Dhi Qar governorate has often been referred to as the centre of the country’s rebellion and uprisings.

In November 2019, at the height of the countrywide anti-government protests, its capital Nasiriya was referred to as the heart of the uprising. A symbolic move that for some holds true to this day.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/1/nasiriyah-the-city-at-heart-of-iraqs-uprisings-and-rebellions