Iraqi PM to resign after deadly anti-government protests

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY VIDEO) — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has said he will submit his resignation to the country’s Parliament after a day of intense bloodshed amid mass anti-government demonstrations.

Abdul Mahdi’s decision, announced in a statement on Friday, came in response to a call for a change of leadership by Iraq’s top Shia leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

It came a day after more than 50 people were killed by security forces in one of the bloodiest days of violence since the protests erupted in early October.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded since the demonstrations started.

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