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Iraqi cleric tells loyalists to leave streets after clashes

Iraqi cleric tells loyalists to leave streets after clashes

BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi cleric called on his supporters to withdraw on Tuesday from the capital’s government district, where two days of violence with security forces led to a deep political crisis across the country upgrade. In a televised address, Muqtada al-Sadr gave his supporters an hour to leave – within minutes some …

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Iraqi Shiite cleric plans to resign; follower Palace of Storms

Iraqi Shiite cleric plans to resign; follower Palace of Storms

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least one demonstrator, a follower of an influential Shiite cleric, was killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces, after hundreds stormed the government palace on Monday , Iraqi security forces used tear gas, gunfire and bodies to push the crowd away. Three Iraqi officials confirmed his death in violence that erupted …

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