Iraq—Shi'ite Political Leader Launches Protest Against U.S. Troop Presence

Al Jazeera | 01/24/2020

Thousands of Iraqis have demonstrated in Baghdad calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar).  On Friday, Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on supporters to march against the presence of U.S. troops in the country.  Thousands attended but numbers dissipated after a few hours, reported Reuters.  Some attendees joined anti-government protests, which have been ongoing since October.  In a statement cited by Rudaw (Iraqi Kurdistan), Sadr...

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