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Op-Ed: Protests have grown all this week in Iraq despite crackdowns

Public protests in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq have grown all this week. These are the largest demonstrations since the the ousting of Saddam Hussein in the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.

74 killed in last 3 days as Iraq cracks down on protests

Protesters' demands for reforms up until now and the Grand Ayatollah's Ali Sistani's warning for the Iraqi government to show restraint have gone unheeded. Just in the last three days of protests 74 have been killed and over 3,600 wounded.

Over 40 reported killed 2,300 wounded in renewed protests in Iraq

Baghdad - Iraqi security forces were out in force onf Friday as they violently suppressed demonstrations throughout the country. The new rallies show that the relative calm of recent days has been broken as new rallies arise.

Op-Ed: Important Iraqi cleric condemns government over protest deaths

The influential Iraqi Shi-ite cleric Ayatollah Abdul Al-Sistani rarely comments on political issues but when he does it carries a lot of weight and officials consider his comments carefully.

Op-Ed: Protests resume in Sadr City area of Baghdad in Iraq

Baghdad - Protesters have returned to the streets in Sadr City a Shi'ite district in Baghdad as they are unimpressed by Iraqi government of Abdul Mahdi's promise of reforms and his removal of the military from the are after numerous casualties.

Op-Ed: Protests against the government break out throughout Iraq

In Iraq protests have been launched throughout the nation during the past few days. They are growing in intensity as demonstrators protest the lack of recovery from the conflict with ISIS and continued corruption in the government among other issues.

Op-Ed: Muqtada al-Sadr Shiite cleric supports Sunni protests in Iraq

Baghdad - The popular Shiite Iraqi leader, Muqtada al-Sadr has thrown his support behind Sunni protesters against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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