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Clashes rock Baghdad's Green Zone as Iraqi parliament re-elects speaker

Iraqi parliament re-elected Mohammed al-Halbusi as parliament speaker amid protests and rockets in the Green Zone.
Supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clash with Iraqi security forces in Liberation Square in the centre of Iraq's capital Baghdad on Sept. 28, 2022, during a parliament session in the nearby high-security Green Zone across the Tigris river.

BAGHDAD — As Iraqi lawmakers met today in Baghdad's Green Zone to vote on the recent resignation of parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi, clashes broke out between supporters of Iraqi populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and security forces.

At least two rockets also landed in the Green Zone this afternoon, according to local media reports. 

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