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Iraq's PM sacks 61 officials over protests

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The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced Wednesday that 61 officials were sacked over recent protests that killed more than 120 people and injured thousands in October.

Leaked documents obtained by The Baghdad Post showed that the decision was taken by the Iraqi PM on Oct. 14.

Protests rocked the capital Baghdad and southern provinces earlier this month against high unemployment and government corruption.

An Iraqi court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two police officers in connection with the death of protesters during the demonstrations.

 

Discontent has been growing in Iraq in recent years due to rising unemployment and rampant corruption. Many in the country have limited access to basic services such as electricity and clean water, and unemployment is around 10%.


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