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Iraqi elite troops deploy in Baghdad, Nasiriya amid protests

BAGHDAD, Oct 27 - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counter-terrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told Reuters on Saturday.
The security sources read out a memo from Abdul Mahdi to the commander of Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service telling him to deploy his forces and "use all necessary measures" to end protests in Baghdad. Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) also deployed to the southern city of Nasiriya where protesters clashed with security forces on Saturday, broke up demonstrations by beating and arresting dozens, local police and security sources said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi earlier ordered the CTS to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told Reuters on Saturday.
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