An unidentified aircraft has struck the headquarters of an Izadi militia group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, leaving nearly two dozen people killed and wounded in the process.
The head of the Transit and Transport Department of Arvand Free Trade Zone, in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan, Hadi Atrafeh, reassured his audience that the daily flow of trucks exporting goods to Iraq is underway in its regular swing, with no pause.
Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on legislators to promptly introduce a fair electoral law that would restore people's faith in elections in the wake of weeks of protests in the capital Baghdad and a host of southern cities.
Iraqi Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari says a “third party” is behind shooting at the Iraqi demonstrators, as the smoke canisters used to kill the protesters are not of the type imported by the Baghdad government.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and other measures as he sought to bring an end to protests.
The Netherlands has admitted that an airstrike by one of its warplanes serving with the US-led military coalition in Iraq killed some 70 people — including dozens of civilians — in the Arab country in 2015.
Iraq’s foreign ministry has condemned an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, reaffirming Baghdad’s commitment to the protection of diplomatic missions in the Arab country.