U.S. Urges Probe of "Excessive" Use of Force in Iraq

(Reuters) Iraqi security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Nassiriya, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more. David Schenker, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, said Monday, "The use of excessive force over the weekend in Nassiriya was shocking and abhorrent." Iraqi forces have killed over 400 people since mass anti-government protests broke out on Oct. 1.

2019-12-03 00:00:00

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