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Iraqi Oil Refinery Resumes Activity as Protesters Leave


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Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:03 GMT

Operations resumed at a southern Iraqi port, and an oil refinery plant, after protesters left the area on Thursday November 7th, Reuters reported.

Anti-government protesters had blocked roads and burned tyres at the Umm Qasr commodities port, halting operations for more than a week, and stopped fuel tankers at Nassiriya oil refinery a day earlier.

The sources did not clarify the reason why protesters decided to leave the area.

Security forces in Baghdad shot dead at least four protesters on Thursday November 7th, Reuters reported, as weeks of deadly unrest show no signs of stopping.

According to security and medical sources a further 35 civilians were wounded near Shuhada Bridge, as protests entered their 13th day.

Angry protesters blame the political elite in Iraq for deteriorating services, high unemployment rates, failing security and corruption, and are demanding a complete overhaul of the political system.

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