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Proteste im Irak könnten Regierung kippen

By Mike Tyler

October 8, 2019 -
Iraks Regierung bemüht sich die Unruhen, die Bagdad und einige südliche Städte erschüttern, in den Griff zu bekommen, während die Protestierenden mehr Jobs, besseres Service und ein Ende der Korruption im ölreichen Land verlangen.

The unrest is the most serious challenge facing Iraq two years after the victory against Islamic State militants. The chaos also comes at a critical time for the government, which has been caught in the middle of increasing U.S.-Iran tensions in the region. Iraq is allied with both countries and hosts thousands of U.S. troops, as well as powerful paramilitary forces allied with Iran.

The death toll after a week of unrest has reached 110 people, Reuters said on Monday. They were mostly protesters demanding the removal of the Iraqi government and overhaul of its political class, as security forces carried out a heavy-handed crackdown on demonstrators.

PUBLISHED: 09/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images