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Iraqi forces shoot three dead in southern city as protests flare: police, medics


An anti-government protester is surrounded by tear gas fired by Iraqi security forces in an effort to disperse demonstrators, in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. | Photo Credit: AP

Iraqi forces shot three anti-government protesters dead in the southern city of Nassiriya on November 10, police and medics said, adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that have shaken the war-weary country out of relative stability it had enjoyed since the defeat of Islamic State.

Protesters had gathered on a bridge in the city and security forces shot live ammunition to disperse them, the sources said. More than ...


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