Elite troops deployed in southern Iraqi city Nasiriya to break up protests
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  • 07:02 27 October 2019

Elite troops deployed in southern Iraqi city Nasiriya to break up protests

Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) deployed to the southern city of Nasiriya where protesters clashed with security forces on Saturday, broke up demonstrations by beating and arresting dozens, local police and security sources said, ONA reports citing BBC.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi earlier ordered the CTS to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told Reuters on Saturday.

Faig Mahmudov

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