The central bank recognizes millions of dollars in losses due to Internet interruption
A source in [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/1486/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%83 %D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B2%D9%8A][size=13]the Central Bank of[/url] Iraq, said that the private sector was affected by the cutoff of the Internet imposed by the government to try to curb the unrest.
The source added that private banks in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] recorded losses of about 16 million dollars a day since the first interruption of the Internet in early October (last) last.
The combined losses of private banks, mobile phone companies, money transfer services, tourism and airline ticketing offices exceeded an average of $ 40 million a day, equivalent to about $ 1.5 billion in just over a month, the source said. According to the Independent Arab newspaper.
Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others during a sit-in in the southern city of Basra, police and medical sources said.
Dozens of people have been injured in other parts of the country, while there has been no sign of a decline in weeks of bloody unrest.
The sources said that 38 people were injured in clashes near the Martyrs Bridge as mass demonstrations continued for the 13th day in a row and thousands gathered in the center of the capital.
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