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Iraq’s top Shiite clerics slam attacks on protesters, warn against foreign interference

France 24 Friday, 1 November 2019 ()
Iraq’s Shiite religious establishment on Friday condemned attacks on peaceful protesters after a month of massive anti-government demonstrations in which security forces have killed at least 250 people.
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Iraqi security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters trying to break into the Iranian consulate in the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, killing three, security and medical sources said on Monday. Emily Spychal reports.

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