Iraq Update: Death toll nears 100 as unrest enters fifth day

The death toll from ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq has risen to almost 100, according to the country’s parliamentary human rights commission.

The unrest entered its fifth day on Saturday, with five people killed in the latest clashes in Baghdad.

The security forces are again reported to have used live rounds.

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Demonstrators say they are taking a stand against unemployment, poor public services and corruption.

The protests are seen as the first major challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi’s fragile government, nearly a year since he came to power.

The authorities have been trying to control the protests through curfews and a near-total internet blackout.