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The streets of Basra are almost empty , with the arrival of military reinforcements to enforce security

Basra, Basra province witnessed in the afternoon the imposition of a curfew in the entire province, at a time when the security forces deployed in the streets, and the city has become almost empty of citizens as well as vehicles.

"The Security forces have stepped up their presence in the streets of the city, while protecting the government buildings in anticipation of any emergency that may be exploited, and there is a security plan with checkpoints to ensure safety and stability in the province a security source told NINA.

The source pointed to the arrival of military forces to strengthen security in the province and impose the prestige of the law and reduce the burning of government buildings and party headquarters and political movements.

The commander of operations in Basra decided to ban roaming throughout the province until further notice, while ordered Lt. Gen. Rashid Flaih to be Police Chief of Basra instead of Major General Jassim al-Saadi, "sources pointed out that" the Commander of Basra Operations Lieutenant General Jamil al-Shammari remains in office and exercises his work.

The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi ordered to refer the security units responsible for the protection of Iraqi institutions and consulate in Basra to the investigation for not fulfilling their duties to provide the necessary protection.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency