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Unrest intensifies in Iraq as Iranian consulate and oil facility stormed

  1. Basra protesters briefly held oil facility
  2. Demonstrators torch Iranian consulate
  3. Basra residents suffer lack of water, power
  4. 12 protesters dead since Monday (Recasts with latest from protests)

Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq’s political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday, as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield. Source Reuters

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