Al-Sadr’s supporters show off militarily in Babel, Dewaniya, Basra & Karbalaa

News article, posted 06.24.2014, from Iraq, in:

Summary: Thousands affiliated with the Sadrist Movement organized military parades in several Iraqi cities on Saturday in the provinces of Babel, Basra and Karbalaa. The participants held heavy artillery weapons including Katyusha rockets to show their readiness to defend Iraq from terrorist groups. They stated that they will defend Iraq away from sectarianism and extremism. The fighters await orders from Muqtada al-Sadr.