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Curfew imposed in Basra starting this afternoon until further notice

Curfew imposed in Basra starting this afternoon until further notice

Basra Operations Command imposed a curfew in the province starting from this afternoon until further notice.

Protestors set fire to part of the city governorate’s building. 

Iraqi security forces have killed nine protesters and injured 93 people, including 18 security forces.

Strict measures have been instituted by security forces in the wake of the protests which began in July, the source added.

Security forces have military orders to open fire directly at the protestors in case of an assault on government buildings.

Protests demanding clean water, electricity, services, and employment in oil-rich Basra’s neglected communities began on July 8 and spread to several other southern provinces. They erupted again over the weekend.


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