One dead, 25 injured in Basra protests as main Iraqi port closed

Smoke rises from the governorate and municipalities buildings of Basra, Iraq September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s main seaport closed down on Thursday following violent clashes between protestors and security forces in the southern city of Basra in which one demonstrator died and 25 more were injured the previous night. Southern Iraq, heartland of the Shi’ite majority, has erupted in unrest in recent weeks as protesters express […]

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