Iraq death toll passes 400 in weeks of mass protests

epaselect epa08025193 Iraqi protesters take cover during clashes with anti-riot police forces at the Al Rasheed street in central Baghdad, Iraq, 25 November 2019. More than 340 people have died and thousands have been wounded in anti-government protests and violent incidents since 01 October 2019, according to medical officials and rights groups. EPA-EFE/MURTAJA LATEEF

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The death toll in Iraq from weeks of anti-government unrest rose on Friday to at least 408 people killed, mostly unarmed protesters, a Reuters count based on police and medical sources showed.

Several people died of wounds sustained in clashes on Thursday with security forces in the southern city of Nassiriya, hospital sources said, bringing the number of people killed there to at least 46 and the total nationwide to 408 since Oct. 1.

Via Reuters

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