Protesters in Iraq are accusing security forces of firing live rounds at people who were blocking a bridge in the country's capital. Since demonstrations against the government started, more than 260 people have been killed and thousands injured.
Protesters in Baghdad have been targeted by unknown assailants, leaving 15 dead. Meanwhile, the US has imposed sanctions on three Iranian-linked Iraqi militia leaders for allegedly assisting efforts to thwart the unrest.
Security forces in Baghdad opened fire on protesters who crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into a high-security area. The protests show no sign of stopping.
Security forces have allegedly fired on protesters in southern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more. Iraqis have been protesting for weeks against corruption, misgovernance and a lack of jobs.
Investigators found that authorities have used unnecessary levels of aggression against protesters resulting in serious injuries and even deaths. The anti-government unrest has been ongoing for almost two months.
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