Tensions Simmer on Iraqi Streets as Food Prices Rise

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Tension simmers on Iraqi street as food prices rise

Already faced with chronic issues such as persistently high unemployment and a lack of access to basic services, Iraqis are now hit by skyrocketing prices for food staples.

Observers blame the jump in prices on both the Russia-Ukraine war and endemic corruption.

The rising consumer price inflation has sparked street protests in different parts of the country.

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