Iraq. Militants take back Mosul, Tikrit and march on Baghdad

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest...
Two months later, still no govt, just over 60 of the 90 days gone. Protests for numerous reasons are ongoing in the south, not least because of public services and corruption. Earlier Police fires over the heads of crowds injuring many. Now two reportedly killed after Police ‘returned fire’. To date no interruption of oil supplies:
“Hundreds of people tried to storm a courthouse. Shots were fired toward us. It was not clear who was shooting. We had no choice but to open fire,” said the police official in Samawa.

Earlier, police in oil hub Basra wounded 48 people when they fired in the air to disperse a crowd of hundreds that tried to storm a government building and demonstrated near an oil field.
Elsewhere, flights from Jordan and Iran to Najaf are now diverted.
 
Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest...
Two months later, still no govt, just over 60 of the 90 days gone. Protests for numerous reasons are ongoing in the south, not least because of public services and corruption. Earlier Police fires over the heads of crowds injuring many. Now two reportedly killed after Police ‘returned fire’. To date no interruption of oil supplies:


Elsewhere, flights from Jordan and Iran to Najaf are now diverted.
The services in Basra are very poor.
The drought is affecting the marshlands badly, and the Tigris and Euphrates are running very low due to upstream dams in Iran and Turkey.
The drought is so bad that many farmers have been ordered not to plant crops this year.
 

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