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District of Baghdad in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq

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Sadr City: District of Baghdad in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq
Sadr City, formerly known as Al-Thawra and Saddam City, is a suburb district of the city of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1959 by Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassim and later unofficially renamed Sadr City after Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.

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4 killed, dozens injured after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

4 killed, dozens injured after iraqi security forces raid protest camps
Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets, killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
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Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
Reuters - Published

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"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence [Video]"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...

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Iraq's Sadr mourns Soleimani, says followers ready to defend Iraq: statement

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr mourned on Friday the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leaders in a U.S. air strike in Baghdad and said his..
Reuters - Published

Protests resume in Iraq's Sadr City as uprising enters second week

Iraq's government issued a second package of proposed social reforms on Tuesday in an attempt to appease the demands of anti-government protesters who for eight days have demonstrated nationwide, with..
Reuters - Published

Death toll climbs as Iraq unrest hits Baghdad's volatile Sadr City

At least 15 people were killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters overnight in Baghdad's Sadr City district as violence from a week-long nationwide uprising swept through the vast,..
Reuters - Published
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