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Iraq: security forces open fire on protesters in Baghdad

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the Iraqi capital, killing one person and injuring seven more.

This was reported on Sunday by Reuters, citing sources in the health sector and law enforcement agencies.

Since early October, protests against worsening living conditions, high youth unemployment and corruption, which are almost everywhere accompanied by skirmishes and pogroms, have been ongoing in Iraq.

About 500 people became victims of violence, over 20 thousand were injured. On January 17, a new wave of street demonstrations rose in the country, which have not stopped until now, despite the appointment of a new prime minister.

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