September 8, 2018

U.S. turned Iraq into dysfunctional state: Analyst

Violence has once again erupted in southern Iraq as anti-government protesters clash with security forces in the city of Basra

Health and security officials say at least three people were killed and dozens of others, including 11 police officers, wounded in the clashes. Several offices belonging to political parties and the local office of a state-run TV channel were damaged by fire set by protesters. Following the acts of violence, local authorities announced a curfew in the city until further notice.

People in the southern oil-rich city are frustrated with unemployment, lack of water and poor public services. They have been urging authorities for the past several months to respond to their demands to prevent situation from getting worse.


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