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World Nov 10Rights group calls Iraqi crackdown on protests a ‘bloodbath’
BAGHDAD — Amnesty International said Sunday that Iraq’s crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a “bloodbath.” At least 319 protesters have been killed so far by security forces since the unrest began last month, according to the latest figures…
World Nov 09Iraqi security: 4 protesters killed more than 100 wounded
Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition at anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing four and wounding more than 100 others, medical and security officials said.
World Nov 06Iraq protesters storm Baghdad bridge, medic killed
The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports, saying they had cost Iraq $6 billion, and it vowed to arrest those responsible. The U.S. Embassy urged the government to "engage seriously and urgently" with the demonstrators…
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.