'Widespread sniper fire' as death toll soars in Iraq protests
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The toll from four days of violent unrest in Iraq rose to 72 killed and hundreds more wounded, police and medics said on Saturday, as authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad that protesters had defied. FRANCE 24's correspondent Simona Foltyn has the details.
Rights activists said police snipers shot at protesters on Friday, escalating violent tactics used by the security forces that have included live fire, tear gas and water cannons.
But the security forces have also accused gunmen of hiding among demonstrators to shoot at police. Several policemen have been killed.
Click on the player above to watch the report by our correspondent in Baghdad, Simona Foltyn.