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Southern Iraq unrest: Protest outside oil field near Basra

A wave of protests that have rocked southern Iraq entered a second week as the government battles to contain mounting anger over the poor services and unemployment.

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    People are still protesting across southern Iraq, despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services.

    The unrest began in the oil-rich province of Basra last week and has spread to several other large cities.

    Demonstrators say they're not benefitting from Iraq's vast oil wealth, because of government corruption and mismanagement.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.


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