Basra Monthly Report – April 2018

Nine grenade attacks were recorded in Basra over the month of April, an increase compared to four attacks in March. All have been assessed as intimidatory due to the times the attacks were perpetrated and the lack of any reported casualties. Civilian residences were targeted by attacks in Fayhaa, Sharish, Mishraq, Hay al-Hussein, Dour al-Shurta and Hay al-Asdikaa. All were likely linked with personal disputes and caused material damage only. On April 5, two grenade attacks were attributed to a historical tribal dispute in Hay al-Hussein. The victims accused members of the al-Ibrahim tribe of being behind the linked double-grenade attack. Read more in our Basra monthly report.