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World Nov 04Protesters killed as clashes erupt on Baghdad bridge
Police and hospital officials said at least one person was killed and 24 wounded in the clashes on the bridge, where security forces used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas grenades.
World Nov 03Iraqis block roads in support of anti-government protests
Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations.
World Nov 01Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest protests yet
The square and the wide boulevards leading into it were packed with flag-waving protesters, as security forces reinforced barricades on two bridges leading to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, the seat of government.
World Oct 31Iraq president bows to protesters and calls for new voting law
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said he is prepared to resign once political leaders agree on a replacement.
World Oct 26Anti-government protests rage in Iraq, 7 killed
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas on Saturday to push back protesters who tried to remove blast walls erected on a bridge in central Baghdad to prevent anti-government rallies from reaching a heavily fortified government area, a day after violence…
World Oct 22U.S. troops leaving Syria can’t stay in Iraq, Iraq’s military says
The U.S. had planned for troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq and continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence in the region.
World Oct 07Death toll in Iraq anti-government protests top 100
The unrest is the most serious challenge facing Iraq two years after the victory against Islamic State militants.
World Oct 06Gunfire shatter brief calm in Iraq, protests restart
An eerie calm prevailed Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at the start of the work week, following a bloody night when security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests, killing at least 19.
World Oct 05Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests
Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19…
World Oct 05Security forces kill at least 9 in new protests in Iraq
Security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators on the fifth day of anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 17, health and security officials said.