Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south

Protesters gather near the main provincial government building in Basra, Iraq July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption. The unrest is piling pressure on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who hopes to serve a second term […]

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