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Sadr urges gov’t to resign to end bloodshed

Iraq’s prominent cleric and leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr urged the Iraqi government to immediately resign to end the bloodshed, after over 25 people were killed in Nasiriyah.

Sadr on Thursday warned that if the government did not resign, the end of the Iraqi state would end.

Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi dismissed a military commander he dispatched to the city to restore order. Iraqis have marched in streets in the funerals of the victims, defying a current curfew.

Iraqis have been protesting since October 1, calling for better services and urging uprooting political and economic corruption.