• 4 Dead As Shiite Rivals Clash In Iraq's Basra: Security Source

    September 2, 2022
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    Iraqi mourners attend the funeral of two fighters from Saraya al-Salam, an armed faction linked to powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra

    Four militants were killed overnight after an ambush in the southern Iraqi city of Basra sparked clashes between rival Shiite factions, a security source said Thursday, days after deadly clashes in the capital.

    Two members of Saraya al-Salam -- an armed faction linked to powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr -- were killed when their vehicle came under fire from the Asaib Ahl al-Haq force, which lost two fighters in the ensuing gun battle, the source said.

    Security forces deployed to quell the fighting, and Basra's governor Assad al-Eidani said on Thursday morning that the situation in the city was now "safe and under control"...

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