Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric asks security forces to avoid using excessive force

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric asks security forces to avoid using excessive force

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged security forces on Friday to avoid using excessive force to quell weeks of anti-government unrest. Protests over a lack of jobs and services that broke out in Baghdad on Oct. 1 have spread across the country, claiming the lives of more than 260 people. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged the government to respond to demonstrators’ demands.

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