The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak.
"Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts," the military says after more than 100 protesters were killed over the last week.
Clashes at anti-government protests kill more than 100 people as protesters and witnesses say security forces and snippers were firing at demonstrators.
Majed Hamid from the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel in Baghdad said several colleagues were injured, adding that the station had been receiving threats for several days.
More than 4,000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment, poor public services and widespread corruption erupted in the capital on Tuesday.
In Iraq, protesters have long been demanding reforms. But this time, they want to take the government down, and they don’t need a protest leader to mobilise.
Iraq's political system will continue to fail its citizens unless it undergoes deep reforms, or is overhauled completely.
Protests broke out on Tuesday across several Iraqi governorates demanding an improvement in living conditions and an end to corruption.
The PM's decision came after nine people were killed and dozens others injured as anti-government protests that erupted in the capital Baghdad spread to other city's in the country's south.
Security forces use tear gas, water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment, corruption and poor public services in capital Baghdad and other provinces.
Close to Euphrates river in Iraq's restive Anbar province, Al Qaim crossing faces Al BuKamal in Syria's vast eastern region of Deir Ezzor and was recaptured from Daesh in November 2017.
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