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Activists continue to be killed in Basra

The killing of an Iraqi activist in Bara took place even as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was visiting Washington; it was just the latest in a series of violent attacks against protesters and others in the southern city.

As the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue continued with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington, yet another activist was gunned down in her car Aug. 19 in southern Iraq.

A few days before, another female activist and others narrowly escaped an attempt on their lives. A friend of both women had been killed Aug. 14, sparking protests.

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