Clash Outside Iraq Government Palace, At Least 15 Dead

Clash sparked by influential Shiite cleric announcing resignation, prompting hundreds of angry followers to storm palace

  • Followers loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashes with security forces.
  • At least 15 protesters were killed.
  • Protesters breached the palace gates.
  • Many reportedly got into lavish salons and marbled halls of the palace.
  • Iraq’s military announced a nationwide curfew.
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