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More than 20 killed as anti-government protests grip Iraq

Iraqi forces fire tear gas and rubber bullets, killing at least 21 as rallies erupt in Baghdad and southern cities.

At least 21 people have been killed in Iraq as anti-government protests resumed after a three-week hiatus.

Iraqi police on Friday fired rubber bullets and volleys of tear gas canisters to disperse thousands of protesters that had gathered in the capital, Baghdad, while several other demonstrations swept across the country's south.

The protesters are calling for an overhaul of the country's political system and an end to official corruption amid growing anger over chronically high unemployment and poor public services.

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll in the protests at 21, including eight people in Baghdad. Thirteen others were killed in the southern provinces of Maysan, Dhi Qar and Muthanna, Mustafa Saadoon, the observatory's director, told Al Jazeera.

More than 1,700 protesters were wounded, Saadoon said.

Iraq's semi-official Human Rights Commission also said 21 people had been killed during the demonstrations, according to AFP news agency.
Iraq's Ministry of Interior earlier said at least four people had died - two in Baghdad and two in the southern city of Amarah.
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The Iraqi government and Iran supported militias are about to ignite a civil war with their idiotic handling of the demonstrations.


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They were masked gunmen and not near the protests.
 
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Muqtada Al Sadr is no small guy. THIS is a very big statement. What do you think his motive is?
I'm not sure but there was shelling in his city(or the city named after the Sadr family) early in the protests. That may have upset him? Or he is genuinely worried about the situation underhand? He could be frustrated with the government and Iran's attempt to have him 'under check' if you will. I'm sure he gets veiled threats a lot of the time.
 

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Reports that the Iraqi PM will soon resign. Meanwhile there are large demonstrations today in the Tahrir square:

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Iran's proxies lobbed a 107mm rocket a kilometer outside the base.
 

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Take that back, this attack seemed more serious this time around. And I can imagine they will become a more common occurrence if the demonstrations persist and continue to grow.

 

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