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Iraq death toll passes 400 in weeks of mass protests – police, medics

By Reuters 29 November 2019
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epa08032661 An ambulance drives past people taking part in a protest as smoke rises from a burning military truck after clashes between protesters and Iraqi policemen in Nasiriyah city, some 370km southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, 29 November 2019. According to reports, at least 46 anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in the past 24-hour in the southern city of Nasiriyah and Najaf. EPA-EFE/HAIDER AL-ASSADEE

BAGHDAD, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The death toll in Iraq from weeks of anti-government unrest rose on Friday to at least 408 people killed, mostly unarmed protesters, a Reuters count based on police and medical sources showed.

Several people died of wounds sustained in clashes on Thursday with security forces in the southern city of Nassiriya, hospital sources said, bringing the number of people killed there to at least 46 and the total nationwide to 408 since Oct. 1. (Reporting by Baghdad newsroom)

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