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Muthanna local gov't meets tribal leaders to discuss protesters' demands

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Muthanna provincial council held Saturday a meeting with tribal leaders to discuss the demands of protesters.


In a statement, the council said it has decided to carry out an assessment of the work performance of heads of cities, adding that whoever underperforms will be removed from his/her post and be replaced with qualified persons.


The statement underlined that the council will follow up the measures taken by the executive authority to implement the results of the meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the delegation of the provincial council.   


This coincides with the seventh consecutive day of the sit-in held by protesters in Muthanna, where the provincial council has failed to persuade the protesters to disperse their sit-in.


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.


This comes as sources said the situation in southern Iraq is getting out of control as angry protests are taking control of the provinces. Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.

Last Modified: Saturday، 04 August 2018 02:25 PM