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    Iraq protests: Curfew imposed in Baghdad amid widespread unrest

    Remember Iraq? 'Mission accomplished?'

    A curfew is in effect in the Iraqi capital Baghdad after a second day of clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.

    The restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Curfews had already been declared in three other cities as protests over lack of jobs, poor services and corruption escalated.

    The violence has left at least seven people dead and hundreds wounded.

    Social media platforms and internet access have been blocked in some areas.

    The nationwide protests, which appear to lack any organised leadership, are the largest since Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi took office a year ago.

    Blaming unnamed "rioters" for the unrest, the government vowed to address protesters' concerns.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49909774



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