Popular protests have continued in southern cities of Iraq for the second consecutive month, amid government pledges for reforms.
Protesters said that the government has until now failed to carry out its planned reforms on the ground, stressing protests would continue until the government implement protesters' demands.
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.