View Full Version : Disaster In Iraq’s Adhamiya Neighborhood Averted

05-18-2015, 02:26 PM
On May 13 (http://almasalah.com/ar/news/53081/%D9%88%D8%A3%D8%AF-%D9%81%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B9%D8%B8%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%87%D8%AF), 2015 as pilgrims were heading to the Imam Kadhim shrine in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district a rumor spread that there was a suicide bomber emerging from neighboring Adhamiya. That set off a mob, which stormed into Adhamiya and burned 17 houses (http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/record-crowd-violence-marred-baghdad-pilgrimage), five cars, and the investment department (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/14/c_134239466.htm) of the Sunni Endowment. Four people were burned to death inside their home, and seventeen others were wounded. The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were called in to put down the rioting, and Prime Minister Haider Abadi ordered (http://almasalah.com/ar/news/53084/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AD%D9%82%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%AB%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%81%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7) anyone arrested there to be prosecuted. Later the commander of the Baghdad Operations Command said that the events were planned (http://en.alforatnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18937) and meant to provoke terror amongst the pilgrims and Adhamiya. The head of the Iraqi Coalition accused (http://ninanews.com/Website/News_Details.aspx?fawjSDGfQrLcv8EFgebfaQ%3d%3d) militias of being behind the attack.

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