Iraqi gov issues 17 resolutions "in response to demonstrators' demands"

The Iraqi government, headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi, issued a first set of resolutions that were described as important in response to the demands of the demonstrators, after five days of demonstrations that witnessed bloody events.

The Iraqi News Agency (INA) said that the government issued important decisions in response to the demands of the demonstrators during an extraordinary session called by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, held on Saturday evening.

Iraq has witnessed bloody violence in recent days, with about 100 people killed and about 4,000 wounded, in five days of protests.

According to the "INA" published earlier on Sunday, the Council of Ministers released (the first package) of the resolutions with a total of 17 decisions.

The decisions focused on securing land and housing in all governorates, especially Basra, in addition to solving the problem of the unemployed by providing financial grants and opening the door for volunteering in the military forces, and the establishment of projects and markets.

The most prominent among these decisions was to consider the victims of the demonstrations as demonstrators and security forces as martyrs and grant their families privileges.

The Iraqi government decided to discuss the second package of decisions related to reforms and the demands of the demonstrators during the next session.

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