Friday, 13 September 2013 17:29

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (11- 12 SEPTEMBER 2013)

2013 September 11: Government militias carried out many attacks against civilians in Basrah today, on a purely sectarian basis.          The following were all carried out by government forces or militias in Basrah: They stormed the Uthman bin Afan mosque in Ma'qal, Basrah, and opened fire indiscriminately on the worshippers,…
Thursday, 12 September 2013 18:42

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (10 SEPTEMBER 2013)

           About one week ago government intelligent agents of the 17th division arrested Sheikh Ahmed Nasif Jasim Mohammed al-Ubeidi, an elder of the Mahmoudiyah clan, and handed him off to sectarian militias. His body was found in the east of Baghdad today.          The same division…
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:51

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (9 SEPTEMBER 2013)

Many attacks took place in Mosul today.          A report confirms human rights violations committed by government forces against at least eighteen journalists so far this month (ten days) in just the very northern part of Iraq (provinces Arbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Dohuk), among them shootings and killings, arbitrary arrests, confiscation…
Monday, 09 September 2013 14:47

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (7-8 SEPTEMBER 2013)

2013 September 7: Government forces backed by SWAT forces carried out vicious sectarian raids across al-Latifiyah in the south of Baghdad, and al-Iskandiriyah in Babil. Along with the crushing blockades, dozens of mosques were closed down through the Friday prayers. Hundreds of innocent people were arrested without any charges. Many…
Thursday, 05 September 2013 21:00

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (4 SEPTEMBER 2013)

Gunmen broke into a big family home in Tayyifiyah district, Baghdad, in the small hours of the night and opened fire on the residents, killing eight men, four women (one was pregnant), and six children, and injuring six other people.          A car bomb in Daura district, Baghdad, killed three…