Protesters Attempt to Storm Basra Governor’s Office; 16 Killed in Iraq

Protests in Basra continued, where security forces used weapons to scatter a crowd intent on storming the governor’s office. Separately, an altercation between protestors and Basra Governor Asaad al-Eidani became physical; a cameraman was arrested for filming the incident.

At least 16 people were killed, and two were wounded:

An attack in Nasr killed one person and wounded two more.

A tribal chief was shot dead in Omrin village.

In Tal Abta, a civilian was shot dead.

Airstrikes in a rural area of Kifri left 13 militants dead.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.