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Iraqi armed groups raid offices of media outlets covering protests

As protests have engulfed cities across Iraq, armed men have raided the offices of several Iraqi and Arab news channels, forcing them off air in an apparent attempt to restrict coverage of the demonstrations and deadly crackdown on them.

Multiple journalists who witnessed the raids on Saturday have said the Iran-backed Saraya al-Khorasani (Khorasani Brigades) militia was responsible.

Fighters stormed the offices of well-known outlets such as TRT Arabic, NRT Arabia, and Dijla TV, as well as others.

On Saturday evening, masked men stormed NRT Arabia’s Baghdad studio, destroying everything from broadcasting equipment to office furniture, a journalist present during the attack told Middle East Eye.

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