Protest Activist Survives Assassination in Southern Iraq
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Protest Activist Survives Assassination in Southern Iraq

ERBIL — An Iraq activist on Saturday survived an assassination attempt in the country’s southern province of Dhi Qar, media reports said.

Faqar Shiwaili, who is known as an activist and organizer of the recent anti-government protests, came under attack from two armed men outside his home.

According to the reports, Shiwaili was not hurt but his accompanying friend has sustained injuries.

The assailants managed to escape on motorcycles before the security forces arrived at the scene.