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Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Sep 8, 2018

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Protesters stormed the Iranian Consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrators broke in and began damaging the offices, shouting condemnation ...

Fires rage in government sites in Iraq's Basra as protesters vent ire

Sep 7, 2018

Fires rage in government sites in Iraq's Basra as protesters vent ire

Flames engulfed several government buildings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Thursday, as protesters again took to the streets over poor public services. Oil-rich Basra has been the epicenter of demonstrations that have rocked Iraq since July, with anger fueled by pollution of the ...