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February 24, 2020 8:56 am

Iraqi Security Forces Kill One, Wound Seven in Baghdad: Sources

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A protester holds an Iraqi flag during a protest outside the main gate of the US Embassy in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Wissm al-Okili.

Iraqi security forces killed one person and wounded seven on Sunday when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

Iraq is facing an extraordinary domestic crisis, with nearly 500 people killed since Oct. 1.

Protesters are demanding the ouster of what they see as a corrupt ruling elite and an end to foreign interference, mainly by Iran and the United States.

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