Heavy gunfire rocks Iraq’s Green Zone amid violent protests


              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              A policeman stands guard during a curfew imposed by the government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2022. Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Fighters from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Shiite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              People from the Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) loyal to influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital's government quarter. His supporters have traded heavy fire with security forces there in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Murtadha Ridha)
            
              Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, makes a speech from his house, in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Al-Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months long political crisis gripping the nation. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Relatives attend a funeral of a man killed during clashes with security in Baghdad during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. An influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he will resign from Iraqi politics, and hundreds of his angry followers responded by storming the government palace. The move sparked violent clashes with security forces in which at least 15 protesters were killed. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
            
              Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr enter the Government Palace during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              A supporter of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr waves a national flag from the roof of the Government Palace during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr enter the Government Palace during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              A supporter of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr waves a national flag from the roof of the Government Palace during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr protesting inside the government palace grounds, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr protesting inside the government palace grounds, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrate in the grounds of the Government Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
            
              Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr protesting inside the government palace grounds, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Al-Sadr, a hugely influential Shiite cleric announced he will resign from Iraqi politics and his angry followers stormed the government palace in response. The chaos Monday sparked fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)