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Iraqi protesters are transforming a Baghdad tunnel with breathtaking anti-government murals

  • Artists are painting murals in Baghdad's Saadoun Tunnel that are loaded with political messages and reflect the complaints demonstrators have been shouting for months.
  • With a gentle stroke of his brush, Haider Salman is trying to change the face of Saadoun Tunnel and his homeland, Iraq.
  • Salman, who's been painting there since the end of October, aims to honor ordinary Iraqis.
  • Many of the protesters are educated, live in cities, and are angry about corruption within the government and Iran's influence over Iraqi politics.
  • Not far from Saadoun Tunnel is another colorful exhibit — the Wall of Wishes, which stands inside a bombed and abandoned building in Tahrir Square.
  • So far, 400 people have been killed in the protests, and artists are painting murals in their memory.
  • Meanwhile, Al-Khalil said Saadoun Tunnel gives her hope that the change Iraqis want is on the way.

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US suspects Iran is behind increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq

  • Washington (CNN) - The US government believes that Iran is behind a series of increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq, several US officials tell CNN.
  • There have been nine rocket attacks on or in the vicinity of Iraqi facilities that host US troops in the last five weeks with the most recent one taking place on Monday.
  • In the most recent Monday attack four rockets struck a military training site near Baghdad International Airport where US troops train members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service.
  • Following the attack, Iraqi security forces searched the area and confiscated a pick-up truck near the base carrying a rocket launcher, according to the same statement.
  • The types of rockets involved in some of the attacks have become increasingly sophisticated according to one official.

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