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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:58 PM

Death toll in Iraq unrest passes 100, government issues new promises

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll in five days of clashes between Iraqi police and protesters rose to over 100 on Sunday and the government struggled to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment by announcing reforms.

The Interior Ministry said the toll was now 104 killed and more than 6,000 wounded in violence since Tuesday but denied government forces had shot directly at demonstrators. The dead included eight members of the security forces.

The protests pose the biggest security and political challenge for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's government since it took power a year ago, and have revived fears of a new spiral of violence that could suck in influential militia groups.

Two years after oil-producing Iraq declared the defeat of Islamic State, security has improved but corruption is rampant, wrecked infrastructure has not been rebuilt and jobs are scarce.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/death-toll-in-iraq-unrest-passes-100-government-issues-new-promises/ar-AAIlXgk?li=BBnbfcL

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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:01 PM

1. protest are world wide atm 2019. It's instructive

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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:45 PM

2. Oh man. This is usually how long drawn out bloody civil wars begin.

I wish we had a competent administration in power that could maybe do something to at least attempt to prevent that from happening.

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