Iraq: Gunmen Kill 25 Anti-Government Protesters in Baghdad

HeadlineDec 09, 2019

In Iraq, unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 protesters in the capital Baghdad Friday. Friday’s bloody attack is among the worst since the anti-government protests erupted on October 1. Security forces and militias have killed over 400 protesters so far. Al Jazeera reports other protesters have been tortured by security forces while in custody. On Friday night, an unmanned drone also bombed the home of the prominent cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the southern city of Najaf. No one was injured in the bombing. The U.S. State Department has imposed sanctions on three Iraqi paramilitary leaders over their alleged role in killing anti-government protesters in Iraq.

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