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Security forces remove protesters' tents in Basra

Basra protests

Well-informed sources said on Tuesday that security forces have removed protesters' tents in Basra.

Earlier on Tuesday, hundreds of Basra demonstrators have blocked the gate of the local government headquarters and staged a sit-in to protest against lack of basic serviced.

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.

Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced that 14 people were killed during the protests and 742 were wounded, including 470 protesters and 275 security personnel.

Activists expressed concern the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.