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Iraqi officials: 27 wounded in renewed fighting in Baghdad

Nov. 20, 2019 3:34 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say at least 27 protesters have been wounded in renewed clashes overnight in central Baghdad. The officials say the clashes occurred between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday near the Ahrar Bridge in the center of the capital. They spoke on condition of anonymity under...

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Nov. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq on Tuesday, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half, causing citizens to rely on boats for transport to reach the other side of the city. Since anti-government protests began Oct. 1,...

Anti-government protests cripple major Iraqi port, oil field

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations in southern Iraq blocked roads leading to the country’s main port and an oil field on Monday, while the Iraqi central bank reduced working hours because of the ongoing unrest, security officials said. Protesters burned tires, blocking the roads to the...

Report: Leaked intelligence cables show Iran’s grip on Iraq

Nov. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of pages of purported Iranian intelligence documents have come to light that detail Iran’s massive influence in neighboring Iraq, The New York Times and The Intercept reported on Monday. The unprecedented leak of 700 pages of what appears to be Iranian intelligence cables...

Iraqi protester killed amid fresh clashes on Baghdad bridge

Nov. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An anti-government protester in Iraq was killed Sunday by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas cannister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge, security and medical officials said. At least 32 others were wounded in violent clashes with security forces, just hours after...

The Latest: Iraq official: Protester dies in bridge clashes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Iraqi security and medical officials say a protester has been killed by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas cannister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge. The officials said 32 others were...

Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge

Nov. 17, 2019 12:28 PM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge.

Iraqi protesters seize key square in Baghdad

Nov. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters seized control of a strategic square in central Baghdad on Saturday, as they inched closer toward their goal of reaching the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of government, after days of violent clashes with security forces. An activist involved in the...

5 protesters dead in violence over key Baghdad squares

Nov. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top Shiite religious leader warned its government to heed calls for sweeping political reforms. Separately, a...

The Latest: Iraq: 2 more protesters killed in Baghdad

Nov. 15, 2019 9:34 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iraqi security and medical officials say two protesters have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in ongoing confrontations with security forces in a central Baghdad square. The officials say the...