Iraqis clash with security forces in Basra in protest over neglect

People gather during a protest near the main provincial government building because of the water pollution and poor services in Basra, Iraq August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iraqi protesters stoned and tried to break into the provincial government headquarters in the southern oil hub of Basra on Friday to press demands for better public services and an end to pervasive corruption. Some protesters also set fire to tires outside the building and there were minor clashes […]

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