25 January 2020
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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…
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying to breach Baghdad’s Sinak bridge, security and medical sources told Reuters. The bridge is close to the capital’s central Tahrir Square where thousands have been camped out for months, with recent clashes causing the authorities to restrict access to the crossing. The protester died after a tear gas canister was launched…

Over 50 injured in Iraq protests Tuesday, 14 January 2020 05:49

More than 50 Iraqis were injured in confrontations between protesters and security forces in the southern Iraqi governorate of Wasit, Anadolu Agency reported. A medical source in Wasit Health Directorate said local hospitals received and treated 59 wounded persons; 48 of whom were security personnel. According to the source, most of the injuries were minor. Clashes took place between students and riot police outside the University of Wasit in the city of Kut. Tensions have been on the rise in the Wasit…
AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the longtime foes. At 11 p.m. on Jan. 7, U.S. Lt. Col. Antoinette Chase gave the order for American troops at Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq, to go on lockdown. Military movements froze as her team,…
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