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Iraq Prime Minister to step down as protest casualties rise

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by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi will step down following calls from Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric for him to vacate his post.

Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistanic in his weekly sermon Friday told Iraqi parliament it should "reconsider its options" with regard to the PM, who has only been in office a year, in light of protests since early October that have killed 400 people.

3 more people were shot and 8 wounded Friday, a day after 40 protestors were killed by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad, Nasiriyah, and Najaf.

The Iranian consulate was burned to the ground in Najaf a day before that, and afterwards protestors continued to gather near Baghdad's Ahrar Bridge shouting "Iran out!" and burning the Iranian flag.

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