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In Basra unknown have fired at the area of the airport and consulate of the USA - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


The British military patrol the territory in the city of Basra, Iraq. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. Unknown have released several shells across the territory of the airport of the Iraqi Basra and consulate of the USA, nobody has suffered, has reported the Iraqi TV channel Al Sumaria with reference to a source in the AP Photo airport.© In Basra unknown have burned the headquarters of a national militia of Iraq "Three shells have fallen early in the morning today near consulate of the USA and the international airport of Basra. Shells have fallen far from the terminal and planes, that is outside a working zone of the airport" — the unnamed employee of the airport has reported to the channel. He has noted that there are no victims and material damage, state of emergency hasn't influenced work of the airport. At the same time he has assumed that attackers "most likely aimed in the American consulate" which is nearby. From where it was fired, it is unknown. The Iraqi Basra since Monday is captured by disorders. For these days thousands of protesters demanding from the authorities of improvement of a situation with supply of the city with clear drinking water and electricity carry out the unlimited actions of a protest developing into collisions with security officers. On Tuesday and Wednesday the angered protesters have set fire to buildings of administration of the province and the city administration. Army parts, it was entrusted to them to bring order to a seaport, during dispersal of protesters used tear gas and firearms. There are dead and wounded during disorders. It is reported also that protesters have blocked work of the largest port of the country Umm-Kasr located near Basra. On Thursday evening protesters in Basra have set fire to offices of the pro-Iranian political parties and movements, and on Friday — the Iranian consulate and one of presidential palaces in the downtown. Also protesters have broken on the territory of the Western Kurna-2 oil field near the city, have beaten police officers, but the staff of the enterprise hasn't suffered. The parliament of Iraq will hold on Saturday an extraordinary meeting in connection with the protests which have again captured the city.

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