Iraq protest

Protests grip Iraq's capital and south despite rising toll

In Baghdad, crowds of anti-government demonstrators thronged Tahrir Square, the epicentre of their movement.

published on : 8th December 2019

25 killed, 130 injured in Iraq gunfire: Officials

Relentless anti-government street protests have been witnessed in Iraq since early October.

published on : 8th December 2019

Drone hits Iraq cleric's home as tensions rise after Baghdad attack

After nightfall, armed men on pick-up trucks attacked a large building where protesters had been camped out for weeks near the capital's Al-Sinek bridge.

published on : 7th December 2019

Iraq unrest: At least 15 protests stabbed in Baghdad square

There were over a dozen knife attacks by the late afternoon when protesters aligned with political parties and Iran-backed militias withdrew from Tahrir, three demonstrators and a witness said.

published on : 6th December 2019

First police death sentence over Iraq protest killings

The Kut criminal court sentenced the police major to be hanged and jailed a police lieutenant colonel for seven years for their roles in the deaths of seven protesters on November 2.

published on : 1st December 2019

Iraq unrest: Top cleric urges cabinet change as protesters regroup after crackdown

The grassroots movement is the largest Iraq has seen in decades but also the deadliest, with nearly 400 people dead and more than 15,000 wounded.

published on : 29th November 2019

At least 45 protesters shot dead, 152 others wounded in escalating Iraqi unrest

On Wednesday, the situation escalated in southern Iraq, prompting the authorities to declare curfew in the Najaf province, where the protesters set the Iranian consulate building on fire.

published on : 29th November 2019

Six protesters killed in south Iraq as unrest intensifies

Protesters blocked access to oil fields and companies around the city, torching as well its Shiite endowment centre, a government body that manages religious sites.

published on : 24th November 2019

Amnesty calls for urgent end to 'bloodbath' in Iraq

The leaderless, economically driven protests are targeting Iraq's entire political class and calling for the overhaul of the sectarian system established after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

published on : 10th November 2019

Three protesters killed in Iraq's Karbala near Iran consulate

More than 250 people have lost their lives since anti-government rallies broke out in Iraq on October 1, but officials have stopped providing casualty numbers.

published on : 4th November 2019

At least 18 killed as masked men attack protesters in Iraq's Karbala

Karbala, along with Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq, has been gripped by a wave of anti-government protests which have often turned violent, with security forces opening fire.

published on : 29th October 2019

157 dead in week-long Iraq anti-government protests

Around 70 per cent of the deaths were caused by bullet wounds 'to the head or chest', according to the findings published, as Iraq braces for fresh protests on Friday.

published on : 22nd October 2019

Internet restrictions continue in Iraq despite return to calm

Since October 1, according to official figures, more than 100 people have been killed, mostly protesters, and more than 6,000 others wounded.

published on : 9th October 2019

Iraq President calls for "halt to escalation" after protests

In a televised address, President Barham Saleh said those who attacked protesters and security forces during mass rallies that have spiralled into violence were 'the enemies of the people'.

published on : 8th October 2019

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

More than 100 people have been killed and several thousand wounded in demonstrations increasingly spiralling into violence.

published on : 7th October 2019
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