Iraqi security forces use live fire to break up protests in Green Zone

May 20, 2016 6:11 PM

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Iraqi security forces use live fire to break up protests in Green Zone

BAGHDAD — Security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to push back protesters who broke into the fortified Green Zone on Friday, in a sharp escalation of unrest that has gripped the Iraqi capital.

Iraq’s military imposed a curfew across Baghdad after the protesters breached the secured area, which is home to the parliament and other government buildings. After protesters broke through — reaching the office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi — security forces could be seen advancing across the ...

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