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Prominent Iraqi Women’s Rights Activist Reham Yacoub Gunned Down in Basra

HeadlineAug 21, 2020

In Iraq, a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire on a car in the southern city of Basra Wednesday, killing women’s rights activist Reham Yacoub and injuring two of her companions. It was the third such assassination in Basra in just the last week and came a day after Prime Minister al-Kadhimi fired Basra’s security commander, promising to investigate politically motivated murders.

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