The electrical system in Iraq was completely disrupted, at dawn today, Friday, in most Iraqi cities, in an incident that has not occurred since 1991.
Sources from the Ministry of Electricity stated that a technical problem occurred on the national network, which led to a power outage in all Iraqi governorates, except for the governorates of the Kurdistan Region .
Electricity is currently absent from most of the governorates of southern and central Iraq, while activists and demonstrators are preparing to take to the streets and squares in Baghdad, Dhi Qar, Najaf, Diyala, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk, to demand the return of electricity.
The Minister of Electricity of Iraq
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This resignation came against the backdrop of discontent happening in the Iraqi street from the decline in hours of processing power generality Iraq , amid high temperatures.
And last week, Al-Kazemi said, "The government has reached a good stage in the production of electric power, but there are repeated and intentional targeting of power towers in a number of provinces, affecting the hours of supplying electricity to regions."
A statement by Al-Kazemi's media office indicated that the latter "instructed all operational leaders and intelligence services to address these targets, protect energy towers, and pursue criminal groups."
Iraq has been suffering from the deterioration of the electrical system since the 1990s, after former President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, which led to the bombing of the country, and the electrical sector was damaged after it was bombed at the time.
For many years, the Iraqi governorates have witnessed widespread protests against power outages, in light of the high temperatures that Iraq witnesses in the summer, reaching half the boiling point and exceeding it a little in many cases.
02/07/2021 01:09 pm