Head of Iraqi Scholars Association survives assassination attempt
Al Mayadeen correspondent says security authorities launched investigations following the assassination attempt that targeted the head of the Iraqi Scholars Association.
The head of the Iraqi Scholars Association, Sheikh Khaled Al-Mulla, revealed that he survived an assassination attempt that targeted his residence in the Minawi Pasha Hotel in Basra, southern Iraq.
Iraqi sources told Al Mayadeen, at dawn Thursday, that an armed group opened fire targeting the vicinity of the presidential palaces in Basra and withdrew from the area.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Iraq indicated that security authorities launched investigations following the security incident at the Minawi Pasha Hotel in Basra, noting that Al-Mulla was with his son on a visit to Basra when his residence was targeted by an armed group with medium-range weapons.
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15 rockets hit vicinity of presidential palace in Basra
Last Tuesday, Al Mayadeen correspondent also reported that more than 15 rockets landed in the presidential palace complex in Basra and its surroundings.
The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) clashed with unidentified armed elements in the vicinity of the presidential palace, as per our correspondent.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi last week warned that the Iraq crisis may burn everyone unless political parties engage in genuine dialogue.
"We live in a time when values and morals have vanished in the world of politics, and the language of accusation and treason has prevailed over the language of calm and dialogue," Al-Kadhimi considered.
It is noteworthy that Iraq has been without a government since an election in October 2021 due to an intractable political impasse between the rival parties.