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Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 People In Recent Protests, Inquiry Concludes

A government review says most of the dead were killed by gunshot wounds to the head or chest. Over 3,000 people were wounded.

Iraqi security forces killed 149 people and wounded over 3,000 in protests that began Oct. 1, a government-appointed inquiry announced Tuesday.

The Iraqi military previously had" in attempting to quell protests against government corruption, high unemployment and the lack of basic services such as clean water and electricity.

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