Thursday, December 1, 2022

Chief of Iraqi Hezbollah Assassinated in Basra

The leader of the Iraqi Hezbollah resistance group was assassinated in the southern Iraqi city of Basra according to local police sources and social media activists.

“Bassem Al-Moussawi, the secretary-general of [Iraq’s] Hezbollah, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car in Basra province’s Al-Hayyaniya district,” the Basra police force spokesman, Major Jumaa Al-Hamrani, told Turkish state-run Anadolu.

An associate of Al-Mousawi was injured in the attack, after which the gunmen fled the scene, Al-Hamrani said.

No group has yet has claimed responsibility for the assassination.

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