Iraq’s embattled prime minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in the southern city of Basra, where protests over poor public services and unemployment have left at least 15 people dead.
Iraqi security forces have been deployed on the streets of Basra, a day after protesters in the city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings.
Assailants have fired three rockets at Basra Airport in Iraq after a chaotic night that saw hundreds of protesters setting ablaze the Iranian consulate, attacking offices belonging to Iranian-backed militias and blocking roads.
Assailants have fired three rockets at Basra Airport, officials said, amid the most serious violence in the Iraqi city in years.
Angry protesters in Iraq have stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra.
Iraq’s popular Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for an urgent parliamentary session to discuss the situation in the southern city of Basra, where protests against poor public services and joblessness have turned violent.