Since the initiation of June, 58 Shia civilians have been killed brutally by targeted attacks, and dozens others have been injured in Iraq.
Improvised explosive devices (IED) and gunfire has led to the death of Iraqi citizens in Shia dense cities of Baghdad, Madain, Mahmudiya, Baji and Karbala. The incident of Karbala included the detonation of a car bomb near the living quarters of Governer Aqil al-Turaihi, five kilometers away from the two major Shia shrines (the Shia third Imam, Hussain, and his brother Abbas). One of those killed as a result of this bombing was Sayed Mohammad Nasrullah. Nasrallah’s brother was injured in the attack; his status has yet to be updated.
The 7th of June marked the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. Shia Rights Watch cites this month as an opportunity for reflection of the past, and resolution for the future.
Shia Rights Watch wishes Ramadan Kareem to Muslims, and non-muslims alike.