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RT published this video item, entitled “Iraq | Najaf protesters demand governor’s resignation” – below is their description.
Protesters blocked a highway in Najaf on Sunday, demanding the resignation of the regional governor and his two deputies because of corruption.
The protest took place on the main roads leading to Luay al-Yasiri’s office at the governorate building.
Several people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.
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In This Story: Iraq
Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.