Several killed as Iraqi security forces raid protest site

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Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr withdraws support for sit-ins in Baghdad and southern cities

Iraqi security forces have raided Baghdad’s main anti-government protest site and attempted to eject protesters in southern cities, firing teargas and bullets which killed four people and wounded dozens more, police and medical sources said.

The push to end the demonstrations and restore order came hours after the populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has millions of supporters in Baghdad and the south, said he would halt his involvement in anti-government unrest.

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