BASRA - Hundreds of Basrawis gathered in protest near the Majnoon oil field Tuesday to demand job opportunities - the latest expression of grievances by locals who say they are not benefiting from the province's oil wealth.
"There is a wide range of corruption, nepotism and clientelism that is controlling the recruitment process of the companies in our region," said Falah Mutar, the leader of the protest. "We demand the security authorities hold the negligent accountable."
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