Worthy Christian News » World News » Death toll rises in Iraq as top cleric calls for electoral reform


Death toll rises in Iraq as top cleric calls for electoral reform

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Four more protestors were killed in Baghdad Friday as a top Shi'ite cleric called on the Iraqi government to abandon its hardline tactics.

Police fired tear gas canisters and bullets at demonstrators on a central Baghdad bridge, aiming for their heads, bringing the total death toll since protests began in early October to 330 and injuring 61 others.

U.N. mission chief Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert called on Iraqi parliament to "act on their constituents' legitimate demands for credible, free and fair elections," a dimension of the protests that have rocked the Shi'ite-majority nation along with Lebanon and Iran.

The seemingly spontaneous protests in the three nations, all beginning within weeks of each other, have been called a color revolution by the Iranian theocracy instigated by the US and its allies, presumably to destabilize the regime in places where it has proxy holdouts.

Israel has also expanded its air campaign against Iran to Hezbollah targets in Lebanon and Iranian paramilitaries in Iraq in recent months.

Let your Friends know! Be sure to SHARE!

FacebookTwitterWhatsAppBufferLinkedInPin ItEmail a Friend
Copyright 1999-2019 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » World News » Death toll rises in Iraq as top cleric calls for electoral reform

Latest Worthy News

Worthy Christian News » World News » Death toll rises in Iraq as top cleric calls for electoral reform