EDITION: US | UK | Canada
Thecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video NewsThecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video News
Sign In|Sign Up
 
 
Bridging The Gap
Iraq unrest: Nearly 40 killed in fresh wave of protests
  Thursday 28 November, 2019
Iraq unrest: Nearly 40 killed in fresh wave of protests

Nearly 40 people have been killed in Iraq on one of the bloodiest days since anti-government protests began last month, medics and officials say.

At least 25 people died when security forces opened fire to clear bridges in the southern city of Nasiriya.

Another four protesters died in Baghdad and 10 more in the city of Najaf, where Iran's consulate was also burnt.

Iraqis have been taking to the streets to demand more jobs, an end to corruption and better public services.

The Iraqi military has announced it is setting up military "crisis cells" to quell unrest. The military command said an emergency unit had been created to "impose security and restore order".

At least 350 people have been killed and thousands wounded since the unrest began.

What happened in Nasiriya and Baghdad?
The military had sent reinforcements to tackle unrest in Nasiriya, the birthplace of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and a hotspot for protests.

Troops used live ammunition and tear gas to clear sit-ins on two bridges, medics and security sources reported, with protesters responding by torching a police

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50584123

Bookmark and Share
 
Post Your Comments:
Name :
*
City / State:
*
Email address:
*
Type your comments:
*
Enter Security Code:   


 Latest News »
 
  Donald Trump, House Democrats ...
  Pete Buttigieg faces new scrut...
  Trump announces resuming peace...
  Trump signs bipartisan bill ai...
  Michael Bloomberg joins 2020 U...
  Trump, first lady Melania Trum...
  At Kentucky rally, Donald Trum...
  Photo of Trump watching al-Bag...
  'We're going to have him for a...
  Donald Trump sticks with plan ...
  Trump's call to Ukraine's pres...
  Donald Trump's wary White Hous...
  Trump acknowledges bringing up...
  Trump talks with Democratic le...
  Trump slams former top nationa...
  Trump declares emergency in Fl...
  On climate, Trump says he won'...
  Donald Trump cancels trip to D...
  Trump advocates for more menta...
  'Make sure we win': Donald Tru...
 

Washington, DC

  2010 The Capital Post. All rights reserved.