Iraqis march in southern city on 7th anniversary of occupation

17:36, April 09, 2010      

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Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in the southern city of Najaf on Friday to mark the seventh anniversary of the occupation of Iraq by U.S.-led forces in 2003.

Demonstrators in downtown Najaf carried Iraqi flags and raised banners with slogans against occupation. The protest was organized by the political movement loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

On April 9, 2003, the U.S.-led forces occupied Baghdad and pulled down a bronze statue of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, marking the fall of his regime.

Source: Xinhua

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