Friday, May 20, 2016

Baghdad's Green Zone Is Under Siege Again

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, the Shia cleric, stormed the secure part of the Iraqi capital for the second time in less than a month.

According to Reuters, security forces fired tear gas and live bullets on Friday at protesters who stormed into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

Witnesses said dozens of people were injured. The protesters included supporters of powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and people from other groups who are displeased with the government's failure to approve anti-corruption reforms and provide security.

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