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In Iraq six people have died in fights of protesters with security officers - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


The Iraqi police and protesters near the building of administration of the province Basra in the south of Iraq. Archival photo
CAIRO, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. At least six people have died and tens were wounded during the disorders proceeding the second day in the Iraqi city of Basra, has reported to RIA Novosti a source from the place of events.© of REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani the UN special envoy for Iraq has urged Baghdad to fulfill requirements гражданПо to his words, among the killed and wounded both protesters, and police officers. The interlocutor of the agency has also reported that at the moment hundreds of protesters have surrounded the building of administration of the province. The top floors of establishment are captured by fire. The police applies tear gas to dispersal of protesters. Earlier mass media reported that security officers to stop the protesters attacking the administration building discovered on them AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed fire.© of media: in the south of Iraq have entered commandant's protest chasaktion in Iraq have begun on July 8 in Basra, having thrown on other provinces of the South of the country later. Protesters demanded from the authorities to put an end to interruptions in electricity and water supply. The situation is aggravated by a 50-degree heat which has set in in the southern provinces of the country. Requirements of protesters were supported by the highest spiritual authority of the Iraqi Shiites Ali as-Sistani. The government has created the special commission for implementation of requirements of protesters, having promised residents of Basra to allocate 2 billion dinars (about 17 million dollars) for the works connected with system recovery of water supply systems of drinking water and power supply networks. Also the authorities have promised to create 10 thousand jobs for residents of the province. Official unemployment rate in Iraq is 10,8%. Over 60% of the unemployed are younger than 24 years.

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