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Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said.

Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Shia militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday.

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, a message apparently tailored to defuse political tension after a ballot box storage depot caught fire.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Moqtada al-Sadr himself cannot become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations.

PM Abadi leading Iraq election, Sadr strong

PM Abadi leading Iraq election, Sadr strong

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the first election since the defeat of Islamic State militants inside the country. Final results are expected on Monday.

Inter-Shia tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

Inter-Shia tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

Tension between Iraq's Shia leaders mounted on Sunday as the toll from protests in central Baghdad on Saturday increased to six killed, five demonstrators loyal to the fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and one policeman.

Iraqi policeman killed in clashes with pro-Sadr protesters

Iraqi policeman killed in clashes with pro-Sadr protesters

An Iraqi policeman was killed and seven others wounded in clashes with protesters loyal to prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who had gathered in Baghdad on Saturday to demand political reforms, the interior ministry said.

Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad Wednesday to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September.

Sadr supporters return to Baghdad streets despite government pleas

Sadr supporters return to Baghdad streets despite government pleas

Thousands of supporters of powerful Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr filled a central Baghdad square on Friday, disregarding government pleas to scrap protests it said would distract from the war against Islamic State.