‘Enough blood’: Top Iraqi official urges calm amid protests

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A top Iraqi official has urged calm in Iraq amid ongoing protests that have seen Muqtada Al Sadr’s supporters occupy Baghdad’s parliament in a dispute over who should be named the country’s next prime minister. Hadi al-Amiri, head and secretary general of the Badr Organisation, called on the Sadrist movement to refrain from “escalations” after supporters pulled down heavy concrete barricades on roads into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home to government buildings and embassies. “Amid media escalation through statements and counter statements, which call for mass mobilisation that may get out…

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