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HomeVideoTargeted assassinations, violent protest crackdowns keep Iraqi voters away from polls

Targeted assassinations, violent protest crackdowns keep Iraqi voters away from polls


Iraq’s recent elections were in large part driven by a protest movement that erupted two years ago, denouncing government corruption and lack of services. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is vying for a second term while trying to balance relations with the U.S. — which still has 2,500 troops in Iraq — and Iran, which supports powerful militia in Iraq. Special correspondent Simona Foltyn reports.

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