Iraqi medical students wave the national flag as they take part in anti-government protests in the southern city of Basra. Photo: AFP

Iraqi leaders pledge reforms as protest deaths hits 319

  • The country’s president, prime minister and parliament head vowed in a joint statement to combat corruption and work towards electoral reform
  • The ongoing protests are Iraq’s largest since it declared the liberation of all territory previously under the control of Islamic State in 2017
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Iraqi medical students wave the national flag as they take part in anti-government protests in the southern city of Basra. Photo: AFP
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Demonstrators carry a wounded man during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

Four protesters killed and more than 100 wounded as Iraq security forces use live rounds against crowds

  • The deaths came hours after security forces cleared three flashpoint bridges of protesters, using stun grenades and tear gas amid heavy clashes
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Demonstrators carry a wounded man during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters
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