Live fire in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone: Report

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Live fire rocked Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday after hundreds of supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the government building in the fortified area, an AFP journalist said.

Witnesses told AFP that the shots were fired by supporters of a rival Shia bloc, the pro-Iran Coordination Framework, hours after al-Sadr announced his “definitive retirement” from politics amid a protracted political crisis.

Security forces also fired tear gas to disperse the Sadrists at the entrance to the Green Zone, a security source told AFP.

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