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Iraq protesters free hostages at West Qurna water treatment plant

September 7, 2018 9:24 PM
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BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters peacefully left a water treatment facility linked to Iraq’s West Qurna 2 oilfield, managed by Russia’s Lukoil, and released two Iraqi employees they had held hostage, a Lukoil source and a source with Basra’s police said.

Protesters held the facility for about an hour. Production was not disrupted, a manager at the oilfield said.

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