Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo; Reuters

Iraq’s PM orders deployment of elite counterterrorism troops after new protest bloodshed

  • Protests have resumed in Iraq after a wave of anti-government protests earlier this month were violently put down
  • At least 67 protesters killed in two days of anti-government rallies in the capital and southern cities
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Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo; Reuters
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An Iraqi protester takes cover in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Khellani Square. Photo: AFP

How Iraqis are dodging internet blackout to tell world about protest bloodshed

  • Largely spontaneous gatherings of demonstrators have swelled despite an internet blackout
  • Nearly 100 people have been killed and 4,000 wounded since the protests began in Baghdad and spread to cities across the south
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An Iraqi protester takes cover in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Khellani Square. Photo: AFP
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