Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent protests grip Iraq

Lebanon's Middle East Airlines aeroplane is seen parked on Basra airport after it was targeted by rocket fire in Basra, Iraq September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq’s political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. Iraq’s second city has been rocked by five days of demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and […]

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