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Iraqi people have a pioneering role in Driving out the American forces, says Shamkhani

Tehran, (ST)  -  Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, affirmed that the massive million demonstration  that took place in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad today, reflected  the pioneering role of the Iraqi people in the process of removing American forces from Iraq.

Shamkhani said in a statement today that "the countdown to the expulsion of American forces from the region began since the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani."

The Member of the Leadership Experts Council in Iran, Muhammad Hassan Abu Turabi, stressed the importance of the steadfastness and unity of the peoples of the region in achieving victory over its enemies.

Turkish regime authorities detain 40 people

Ankara, (ST) - Today, the Turkish regime authorities arrested forty former police officers under the pretext of their association with preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind the attempted coup in July 2016. 

"The arrests took place in the cities and governorates of Konya, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Adiyaman, Adana, Trabzon, Yozgat, Bursa and in the capital, Ankara," the Anatolian Agency, speaking on behalf of the Turkish regime, security sources were quoted as saying.

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Baghdad: Massive demonstrations demand ending US military presence in Iraq

Baghdad (ST): Massive demonstrations were staged in Baghdad today in protest against the existence of US troops in Iraq and demanding their withdrawal from the Iraqi soil.

The Iraqi news agency said that scores of thousands of people took to the streets in the centre of Baghdad raising national flags and shouting slogans that denounce the American presence on the Iraqi territories.

Meanwhile, security forces took tight measures and blocked some roads as the massive demonstrations started. 

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