World Aug 30

A view of a torn banner depicting Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the aftermath of violent clashes between rival Shi’ite Muslim groups, at the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, August 30, 2022. Photo by Ahmed Saad/REUTERS
What caused the recent clashes in Baghdad?

Iraq witnessed bloody street violence for nearly 24 hours spurred by loyalists of a powerful Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, that was the culmination of a 10-month power struggle.