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Iraqi Prime Minister orders lifting of curfew from 5 am

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Friday ordered the lifting of the curfew from 5 am on Saturday (October 5th).

Security authorities have imposed a total curfew in Baghdad since Thursday morning, choosing conservatives to take the decision to declare a curfew in their provinces.

The imposition of a curfew in the capital Baghdad after the outbreak of protests and demonstrations accompanied by clashes between demonstrators and security forces, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of wounded.

The capital Baghdad and other provinces have been demonstrating since last Tuesday, during which demonstrators suffered injuries as a result of the use of “excessive force” by the security forces to disperse them, while the High Commission for Human Rights, the killing of more than 48 demonstrators and wounding 2029, including security forces since the start Demonstrations in Iraq.

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