Iraqi security forces guard the heavily fortified Green Zone as followers of firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iraq's parliament gave embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi until Thursday to present a cabinet of technocrats as Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr expanded his protest movement for reform.Sadr himself spent the night camping in the Green Zone while thousands of his supporters continued a 10-day-old sit-in outside the gates of the fortified area in central Baghdad.Sadr had warned that his supporters would storm the Green Zone if Abadi failed to present a line-up of technocrats.But buying Abadi a little more time, Sadr entered the Green Zone alone on Sunday, asking his supporters to remain outside the perimeter.
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