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Protesters in Basra have attacked 12 fire trucks - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


The Iraqi police and protesters near the building of administration of the province Basra in the south of Iraq. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. Protesters have attacked 12 fire trucks in the city of Basra in the south of Iraq, reports Al-Sumaria TV channel with reference to the statement of management of civil defense.© of AP Photo/Hadi Mizban of Premieres of Iraq has decided to begin investigation of actions of intelligence agencies in Basrev Thursday in the 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. After this Iran has urged the citizens who are in Basra to leave this city immediately. The authorities of Bahrain have urged all the citizens to leave the territory of Iraq immediately. Also protesters have broken on the territory of the Western Kurna-2 field near the city, have beaten police, 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. "Twelve fire trucks were attacked" — it is said in the statement of TV channel. The fire service has also added that all fires are put out. 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 power supply 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. It is reported also that protesters have blocked work of the largest port of the country Umm-Kasr located near Basra. On Thursday the popular Shiite religious figure Muqtada al-Sadr has urged parliament to gather for a special session on problems of Basra no later than Sunday.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Biyatov threatens to Pass nothing into an image bank of Safety of employees in Iraq, have declared in "Lukoil" Protest actions 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. 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. Promises of the government about the measures undertaken by him have worked. Protest actions have been stopped. However a month later, they have renewed with a new force in Basra.

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