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Funeral held for Iraq troops slain in Ramadi

Five troops slain after security forces allegedly killed more than 170 protesters in several cities.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2013 19:59
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A funeral has been held for five soldiers killed by gunmen during anti-government protests in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Authorities in the city said they have arrested three suspects and handed them over to Iraqi police.

The killings came after government forces allegedly killed more than 170 protesters over the last week in attempts to crush demonstrations in numerous other cities, including Fallujah and Mosul.

Members of parliament accuse the government of committing a massacre in the town of Hawija last week, where at least 65 people were killed after security forces reportedly opened fire on protesters.

Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from Baghdad.

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