The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq

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Protesters stormed the government in Baghdad, bringing renewed attention to unrest in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is under pressure as Iraqi security forces are called away from the front lines in the fight against ISIL to confront protesters in Iraq’s Green Zone.

The Green Zone is a secure area of Baghdad, encompassing Iraq’s high level government offices. Protesters breached it and are demanding government action.

CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports.

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The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 1

The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 1

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is under pressure as Iraqi security forces are called away from the front lines in the fight against ISIL to confront protesters in Iraq’s Green Zone. The Green Zone is a secure area of Baghdad, encompassing Iraq’s high level government offices. Protesters breached it and are demanding government action. CCTV America's Sean Callebs reports.

The security crackdown limited movement around the city of Baghdad. To give us the latest from inside the city, Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie joined us via Skype from Baghdad.

The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 2

The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 2

The security crackdown limited movement around the city of Baghdad. To give us the latest from inside the city, Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie joined us via Skype from Baghdad.

For more on the ongoing unrest in Iraq, we were joined by:

  • Raed Jarrar is with the American Friends Service Committee.
  • Yasmeen Alamiri is an Iraqi-American journalist and current White House Correspondent for Rare.
  • Erik Gustafson is executive director of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center.
The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 3

The Heat: Ongoing unrest in Iraq pt. 3

For more on the ongoing unrest in Iraq, we were joined by: Raed Jarrar is with the American Friends Service Committee. Yasmeen Alamiri is an Iraqi-American journalist and current White House Correspondent for Rare. Erik Gustafson is executive director of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center.