Armed clashes have erupted between Iraqi protesters and Iran-aligned terror militias in Basra, well-informed sources told the Baghdad Post on Friday.
A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.
Some demonstrators broke into and attacked several local government headquarters in these provinces during the current period.
Activists expressed concern the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.
More than 30 Iraqi protesters have suffocated during demonstrations at the Tahrir Square in the capital Baghdad.