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Iraqi protesters battle security forces over Baghdad bridges

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In central Baghdad, protesters are locked in a daily tussle with security forces for control of three bridges leading to the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraqs embattled government. FRANCE 24s Jonathan Walsh, Amar al-Hameedawi and James André report.


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Mass protests erupted in the capital and across southern Iraq in early October, calling for the overhaul of a political system put in place in the wake of the US-led invasion of the country in 2003. The month-long cycle protests and heavy-handed security crackdown has left more than 260 people dead.

On Saturday, security forces used live ammunition to clear three flashpoint bridges that span the Tigris River, Read More – Source

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