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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Attack started less than an hour after sanctions against militia leaders were announced by US treasury.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Live ammunition appears to have halted.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Every knowledgable observer or analyst will tell you that America wants away from Iraq. The west is not attempting to rule the country via armed proxies. Your comparison is as empty as your morals.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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and live ammunition starts again near Sinek bridge.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Early reports from witnesses claim 6 protesters at least killed from the attack.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Khillani Square (next to Tahrir Square) right now.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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More from the same area. "He shot the man carrying Hussein's banner", shouts one protesters.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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graphic videos already surfacing.
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1- Evident from all the footage and testimonies we've heard so far: Tahrir Square protestors were left to defend themselves with basically rocks against armed militias targeting them directly. No security force, no army, no police came to protect them
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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2- After an hour of pleas and calls for help, hundreds from Thawra City came to join them including members of Muqtada al Sadr's Saraya al Salam.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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3- This is what happened. Reports vary but the estimated number of killed protesters tonight is between 15-40. Hundreds were injured. Still waiting to hear from a contact in the front lines.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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4- The events tonight stand out as the armed groups entered Tahrir Square freely without any security checkpoint stopping them. No official security force attempted to protect the protesters. Absolute silence from the government.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Video going viral on Instagram of women in a car shouting at a checkpoint in Baghdad :"why are you standing? Go protect our sons! Militias are slaughtering them in Tahrir Square!". The officer runs to the car as demands she stops recording.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Conflict photographer Ahmed Muhana was killed tonight by the unknown armed men who stormed Al Sinak bridge.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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Contact from Tahrir Square replied finally: "Did you see what happened to us? Fam, I swear by (Imam) Ali I declared my shahada (reference to certain death). All I could reply with was a crying emoji.
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Rasha Al Aqeedi Dec 6
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"They don't seem to understand that the more blood they spill, the higher are demands. We won't stop or give up"
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Ali Nabhan Dec 6
We should all start tagging going forward. We need responsible intervention to stop bloodshed
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Patrick Osgood Dec 6
The problem is that this simply isn’t what the UN does, certainly not any more.
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