IRAQ – Iraqi Christians Raise Up Images of Christ Amid Deadly Anti-Government Protests

CBN News | Emily Jones | Oct. 7, 2019

JERUSALEM, Israel – At least 104 people have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded in the six bloody days of unrest that have plagued Iraq.

On Monday, the Iraqi military claimed responsibility for some of the civilian deaths and acknowledged it used “excessive force” against unarmed protestors.

“Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts,” the military said in a statement. 

The military contradicts a statement released by Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan who claimed in an address on Sunday that local security forces are not responsible for the slayings of protestors, and said an investigation is underway to uncover the “malicious hands” at fault.