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MP: Iraq lost over half million USD due to internet outage


Iraq lost more than 500,000 USD as result of the internet outage during the recent protests that took place in Baghdad and other major cities, MP Mahmoud Mulla Talal said.

In remarks, Talal said the precautionary outage of internet by the government caused daily losses as the administrative measures were suspended including measures in the stock market, airlines, meteorological authority, prices and goods.

Internet was totally blocked in the wake of angry protests that left tens of victims and hundreds of injured. The service returned back in a limited way after few days.