Iraqi riot police block protesters from gaining access to the heavily guarded Green Zone during protests demanding services and jobs in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Fresh protests hit southern Iraq Sunday as medical sources put at 11 the number of demonstrators killed in two weeks of unrest sparked by ire over corruption and lack of public services.Overall medical sources put the death toll in the unrest at 11 people, three in each of the cities Basra, Samawah and Najaf, and one in both the cities of Diwaniyah and Karbala.Protesters on Sunday took to the streets in the cities of Samawah and Nasiriyah, chanting "no to corruption", a scourge Iraqis say has long blighted their country.
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