Tehran [Iran], Jan 4 (ANI): Iran on Thursday deployed Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces and Afghan mercenaries in order to stem the anti-government protests in the country, that has now entered its seventh day.
According to sources as quoted by Al-Arabiya, they have been deployed alongside Iran's Revolutionary Guards and security forces in the streets of Abadan, Tehran and Khorramshahr and in Al-Thawra area of Ahvaz.
Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-government slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that plagued the people of the country earlier this week.
Also, three protesters were reportedly shot dead by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in central Iran last week.
The official death toll in the protests has risen to 20. Scores of protestors have been arrested in the last few days. (ANI)