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Basra governor: oil is a curse

Ammar al-Saleh reports for AKnews:

"The oil wealth has become a curse on the citizens of the province", claimed the governor of Basra yesterday.

Governor Abdul-Samad said this week that poor housing and pollution has lowered the quality of life in the center of Iraq's oil industry.

"They are deprived from adequate housing because most of the lands in Basra belong to the Oil Ministry and the industry creates environmental pollution," he explained.

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