Iraqis drive past a burned vehicle in a street in Basra on September 8, 2018. – Calm appeared to have returned to the streets of Basra with a curfew holding for the first time as soldiers and police manned checkpoints and patrolled the city. (Photo by Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP)

Iraq PM under pressure to quit as deadly unrest rocks Basra

Despite the oil wealth, the Iraqi city of Basra has long suffered from government neglect, soaring unemployment and a crumbling infrastructure

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Iraqis drive past a burned vehicle in a street in Basra on September 8, 2018. – Calm appeared to have returned to the streets of Basra with a curfew holding for the first time as soldiers and police manned checkpoints and patrolled the city. (Photo by Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP)
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