06 July 2020
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite. Clashes over the weekend had already killed at least five protesters. Rockets also hit the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone housing government buildings. Ambassadors of 16 countries in Baghdad including the United States, France…
BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by high-level corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, Reuters witnesses and security sources said. One protester was killed in Baghdad, police sources said, and more than 100 demonstrators were hurt in the violence in the capital and several other cities after the security forces tried to clear sit-in protest camps, medical sources said. Other medical sources said 75 of those hurt…
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq cracked down on anti-government protesters who have been occupying key public squares for months, leaving four demonstrators dead Saturday in a country reeling from political turmoil and violence. Security forces set fire to protesters’ tents in southern Iraq and reopened public areas in Baghdad just hours after a powerful Shiite cleric dealt a major blow to the movement by withdrawing his support, prompting his followers to leave the encampments. Security forces fired tear gas and live…

Young man killed as Baghdad protests rage Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:25

A masked protester stretches his arm out through a cloud of tear gas, trying to reach a comrade fatally injured by a blow to the head during clashes with security services in Iraq. Others crowd round the young man’s limp body. One grabs at his shirt, as they lower him to the ground. It was the moment captured by Reuters photographer Khalid al-Mousily during a series of rallies and running street battles in the center of Baghdad. Mousily, who has…
An anti-government activist was killed in Iraq's south by unidentified gunmen, amid a resurgence of rallies and road closures by protesters pressing authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.The youth-dominated movement is desperately trying to maintain momentum in the face of spiraling US-Iran tensions and a rival anti-American rally planned for Friday.But as they escalate their demonstrations, they have also faced a new wave of violence.Late Tuesday night, a female activist was killed by unidentified assailants as she was returning home from…
An Iraqi anti-government activist was gunned down in the southern port city of Basra, a police source told AFP on Wednesday, amid resurgent rallies demanding authorities implement long-awaited reforms. "Civil society activist Janat Madhi, 49, was shot on Tuesday night around 11:00pm (2000 GMT) by armed men in an SUV," the police source said, adding that five people including at least one other local activist were wounded in the shooting. A source at the city's forensics lab confirmed to AFP…
An anti-government activist was killed in Iraq's south by unidentified gunmen, amid a resurgence of rallies and road closures by protesters pressing authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. The youth-dominated movement is desperately trying to maintain momentum in the face of spiralling US-Iran tensions and a rival anti-American rally planned for Friday. But as they escalate their demonstrations, they have also faced a new wave of violence. Late Tuesday night, a female activist was killed by unidentified assailants as she was returning…
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two protesters died in Iraq on Tuesday as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths demanding reform of what they see as a corrupt political system. A Reuters photographer saw one protester die after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired by security forces on Baghdad’s Mohammed al-Qassim highway. Fellow protesters carried his body away in a tuk-tuk in clouds…
Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country on Monday, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but fearing they would lose momentum amid spiralling regional tensions protesters last Monday told the government it had one week to meet their demands or they would escalate their demonstrations.Protesters sought to ramp up pressure on the government on Monday with pop-up rallies away from…
Protesters on Saturday burned the Hezbollah headquarters in Iraq which is located near the al-Iskan bridge in the Najaf province. They had deliberately closed the government departments in Najaf as the Monday deadline set by the popular movement of protesters in Iraq approached.The movement, seeking sweeping political reforms, and better jobs and services, had confirmed the resumption of protests in Iraq from Friday.The popular movement has also called for an escalation on January 20, with the expiry of the deadlines granted…
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – During ongoing anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital on Friday, Iraqi security forces reportedly killed at least one demonstrator and wounded close to 25 others while shooting tear gas canisters into crowds to prevent them from crossing a bridge over the Tigris River that leads toward the fortified Green Zone. “Saboteurs attacked the barricades in the Sinak Bridge area and security forces have been using non-lethal methods to stop them for hours,” Reuters quoted a government…

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