Iraqi rapid response force members guard a street in Basra, Iraq September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
Iraqi rapid response force members guard a street in Basra, Iraq September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi officials lift curfew in Basra

Sun, Sep. 9, 2018
BASRA, 9 September 2018: Iraqi officials in Basra lifted a curfew on Saturday night that had been in place since 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), the military said.

The streets of Basra were calm on Saturday, after days of violent protests rocked Iraq's southern oil hub.

Organisers of the demonstrations said they would pause on Saturday, but there was still a heavy security force presence in the city of more than 2 million people.
 
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