Iraq—Security Forces Prohibited From Using Live Ammo After Latest Protestor Deaths

Al Jazeera | 11/08/2019

The Iraqi government has banned its security forces from using live ammunition against demonstrators amid ongoing protests, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). Strict instructions have been given that no live ammunition is to be used. Security forces are also prohibited from having live ammunition at the scene of any protests, an Iraqi military spokesman said. Security forces reportedly shot and killed 13 protesters on Tuesday and another three on Wednesday. More than 260 demonstrators have...

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