Toll rises to six in Iraq clashes after cleric's followers storm protest camp

The toll from clashes among rival protesters in Iraq’s southern hot spot of Nasiriyah rose to six dead, medics told AFP on Saturday, as other cities imposed security measures.Violence erupted on Friday between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, who had called on his followers to hit the streets in a show of force.In the southern city of Nasiriyah, anti-government activists accused Sadrists of shooting at them and torching their tents in their main gathering place of Habboubi Square.Clashes continued in…

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