By John Lee.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it will pay only partial salaries to all government employees except security personnel, as it struggles with an economic crisis due to low oil prices.
In a statement, it said the decision was taken "in order to ensure the continued distribution of part of the monthly salaries and allowances," and will affect higher salaries more than lower ones.
According to a report from AFP, the unpaid portion of the salaries will be considered as loans to the government.
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