People hold an anti-government protest in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph:( AFP )
Around 70 per cent of the deaths were caused by bullet wounds 'to the head or chest', according to the findings, published as Iraq braces for fresh protests on Friday
The capital accounted for 111 of the dead, nearly all of whom were protesters, the inquiry found.
Around 70 per cent of the deaths were caused by bullet wounds "to the head or chest", according to the findings, published as Iraq braces for fresh protests on Friday.
Protesters demanding the removal of the government and a political class they view as corrupt have clashed with Iraqi security forces, mainly in the capital of Baghdad and the south.
The violence has been the worst in Iraq since it put down an insurgency by the Sunni Muslim Islamic State group nearly two years ago, and the biggest test for Abdul Mahdi, in office for a year.