Basra Weekly Report – 26 May 2018
30-May-18

Overall levels of crime in Basra decreased this week, likely due to the continuation of Ramadan, which began on 17 May. One violent incident of note occurred. Official sources reported a Garamsha tribesman’s white Toyota Land Cruiser abandoned behind a Mosque in Jameat. Initial reports were unclear, though it was confirmed that the man had been kidnapped by his father-in-law on 20 May following a business dispute. Open sources reported that a Hawks Intelligence Cell had uncovered a body in an undisclosed location in Basra. Official sources confirmed that the body had been found in a freezer unit under a pile of rubble at the side of the Muhammad al-Qassim road, a notorious dumping ground for bodies. Read more in our Basra weekly report.