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Iraq's top cleric urges calm as deadly clashes continue


October 4, 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces opened fire on hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing one protester, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of deadly violence "before it's too late."

At least 43 people have died in clashes during the continuing protests, which represent the most serious challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government on its first anniversary in power.

In a televised address to the country early Friday, he said the protesters' "legitimate demands" had been heard and they should go home, adding...

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