In first, Iraq arrests four suspects in protest killings

Iraqi security forces have arrested four individuals in the southern city of Basra suspected of killing anti-government protesters and vocal journalists, two senior security officials told AFP on Sunday. The arrests would represent the first major step towards justice for some of the nearly 600 Iraqis killed in protest-related violence, including assassinations, since 2019. “Intelligence forces arrested four suspected members of a 16-person network responsible for the assassinations in Basra targeting activists,” one of the sources said. The source said Iraqi intelligence was still working to …

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