Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Photo: dpa

Iraq ‘bloodbath’: PM Adel Abdul Mahdi will resign after death toll from protests hits 400

  • Violence reached a tipping point after protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Najaf on Wednesday, prompting a crackdown
  • Protesters demand an overhaul of the ruling elite, accusing them of corruption and embezzling state funds, and of being a stooge for Iran
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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Photo: dpa
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Iraqi protesters clash with Iraqi security forces. Photo: AFP

Iraqi forces kill dozens of protesters as uprising intensifies after Iranian consulate torched

  • At least 24 people died when troops opened fire on demonstrators who blocked a bridge in the city of Nasiriyah. Four others were killed in Baghdad
  • The incidents marked one of the bloodiest days since the start of October as young demonstrators reject their government as stooges of Iran
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