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Huge rally as Iraqis demand U.S. troops pull out

BBC News reports:

Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq.

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday’s march, close to the US embassy in the capital.

Iranian-backed militias were among those protesting in the city.

The US killing of the top Iranian military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani, on 3 January at Baghdad airport has fuelled tensions. [Continue reading…]

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