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Image caption The UN envoy to Iraq condemned the "senseless loss of life" during the protests. Almost 150 civilians were killed during protests in Iraq earlier this month as a result of security personnel using excessive force and live gunfire, a government committee has found. About 70% of the deaths were caused by bullet wounds to the head or chest, according to the committee's report. Chaos followed commanders losing control of their forces and many senior officers should be sacked, it adds. The protesters demanded jobs, an end to corruption, and better public services. Fresh demonstrations are planned for Friday, the first anniversary of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi taking office. M... Full story

22 October