Incident Summary:

10/05/2019: Assailants raided the office of the Al-Arabiya newspaper in Baghdad, Iraq. An unknown number of people were injured in the attack. This was one of four similar attacks targeting Saudi owned news sites in Baghdad on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Al-Arabiya
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Gun butts were used in the attack
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq) Saraya al-Khorasani No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq orders to Saudi news agencies to suspend operations," Jerusalem Post, October 26, 2019.
"At least 100 killed, 4000 injured in Iraq anti-government protests," Times of Oman, October 6, 2019.
"ISHM: OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 10, 2019," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, October 10, 2019.