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Oil installations hit by protests in southern Iraq

The wave of protests in the southern province of Basra is escalating, even as the government promises to improve the status of the province in order to calm the street.
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Protests continued for the sixth day across various parts of Iraq’s southern Basra province, with the government failing to provide realistic solutions to restore order to the streets.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Basra July 13, directly from Brussels where he had attended an international meeting of states participating in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) on July 12. This was one of the protesters' demands: to see the prime minister in the province so that they could discuss their demands with him face to face.

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