November 7, 2019 / 5:46 AM / 5 days ago

Operations resume at Iraqi port, oil refinery after protesters leave - sources

BASRA, Iraq, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Operations resumed at a port and an oil refinery in southern Iraq on Thursday after protesters left both areas, port officials, security and oil sources said.

Anti-government demonstrators had blocked roads at Umm Qasr commodities port, halting operations for more than a week, and stopped fuel tankers at Nassiriya oil refinery on Wednesday, causing shortages in the south.

The sources said the protesters had left but did not say why or how. (Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by John Davison; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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