Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad’s Green Zone

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Published November 16, 2019, 4:57 PM

By the Associated Press

Iraqi security and medical officials say protesters have pushed closer to the Green Zone, Baghdad’s fortified seat of government, after security forces pulled back following a night of violent altercations.

Anti-government protesters gather at the site of a bomb attack near Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq. A bomb placed under a car exploded near the epicenter of anti-government protests in the capital, killed and wounded protesters, police and hospital officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban/MANILA BULLETIN)

The officials said Saturday that protesters took control of the strategic Khilani Square and part of Sinak bridge leading to the Green Zone, which houses Parliament and several foreign embassies.

Security forces are still deployed on part of the bridge in

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