Iraqi security forces fire on demonstrators; at least 17 killed

World Oct 5, 2019

Iraqi security forces fire on demonstrators; at least 17 killed

Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." The latest deaths raised ...

Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

World / Social Issues Oct 4, 2019

Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq's capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services ...