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Iraq: Drone strikes Shiite leader al-Sadr's home after bloody Baghdad night01:48

Iraq: Drone strikes Shiite leader al-Sadr's home after bloody Baghdad night

Iraq, Najaf
December 8, 2019 at 05:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered near the home of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, in Najaf on Saturday, after it was targeted by a drone, causing material damage without casualties, reports say.

The drone attack took place following a deadly night of protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, where at least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded after unidentified gunmen attacked a building near the square.

Footage shows the protesters gathered near his house, chanting slogans while holding flags.

Unrest in Iraq began in October amid anger over corruption and economic inequality. Over 440 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured in the violence.

Iraq: Drone strikes Shiite leader al-Sadr's home after bloody Baghdad night01:48
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Hundreds of people gathered near the home of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, in Najaf on Saturday, after it was targeted by a drone, causing material damage without casualties, reports say.

The drone attack took place following a deadly night of protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, where at least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded after unidentified gunmen attacked a building near the square.

Footage shows the protesters gathered near his house, chanting slogans while holding flags.

Unrest in Iraq began in October amid anger over corruption and economic inequality. Over 440 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured in the violence.

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