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The Iraqi government cut off Internet service during demonstrations calling for better services and job opportunities in Baghdad and a number of southern provinces, to control the lack of expansion.
A member of the Parliamentary Services Committee, Mahmoud Mulla Talal, said that "Iraq lost $ 500 million during the period of disconnection of the Internet after the suspension of state departments such as airlines, the stock market and others."
He pointed out that "cutting the Internet was a precaution."
And stopped a number of applications that depend on the Internet service such as the application of Karim and the application of my applications and others in addition to the complete cessation of electronic payment services provided by banks.
The Internet service returned to Iraq in part, as it is still blocked from mobile phone companies that provide citizens with 3G service, making the application of Karim completely stop working inside Iraq except the Kurdistan region.
Hossam al-Saadoun, the owner of a travel and tourism company, said that my business stopped after the Internet was interrupted, and I am obliged to pay the salaries of employees.
He stressed that the Iraqi government to cut the Internet when any tension should not be because this leads to a halt to the work, noting that many Iraqis who are treated in hospitals outside the country can not travel because they are unable to book tickets and hotel.
While the economist said Salam Adel, that the disconnection of the Internet service is illogical and must be held accountable for all negligence; because it causes losses to the Iraqi economy millions of dollars a day, stressing that international companies as well as small companies stopped their work because of the Internet.
He explained that technological development has made many of the work done through applications running on the Internet, and now all stopped working, pointing out that the business environment in Iraq has become expelled because of the government's actions in the face of crises.