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Clashes kill 10 as Iraq's Sadr quits politics, loyalists storm complex

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Muqtada al-Sadr announces he will resign from Iraqi politics. Hundreds of his followers storm government palace, sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters killed by gunfire, tear gas and physical altercations with riot police. Iraq's military announced a nationwide curfew, caretaker premier suspended Cabinet sessions.
Published 5 months ago · Baghdad, Iraq

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Clashes kill 10 as Iraq's Moqtada al-Sadr quits politics, loyalists storm complex

In July, Al-Sadr's supporters broke into the parliament to deter his rivals in the Coordination Framework, an alliance of mostly Iran-aligned Shiite parties, from forming a government. Hundreds have been staging a sit-in outside the building for over four weeks. His bloc has also resigned from parliament. The Framework is led by al-Sadr's chief nemesis, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

5 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Deadly violence rocks Baghdad after Sadr quits

Powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr apologises to Iraqis, as clashes leave at least 23 people dead.

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12 Dead in Baghdad Clashes After Sadr Loyalists Storm Government Palace

Twelve protesters were killed Monday after supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr stormed the government palace in Baghdad's Green Zone after the powerful Shiite leader said he was quitting politics.

5 months ago·India
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Clashes kill 10 as Iraq's Sadr quits politics, loyalists storm complex

Heavy clashes erupted in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people on Monday, after powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said he would quit politics, prompting his loyalists to storm a government palace and fight with rival groups.

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Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 10 dead

An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which at least 10 protesters were killed.

5 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Live fire in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone

Security forces also fired tear gas to disperse the Sadrists at the entrance to the Green Zone, a security source told

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