Incident Summary:

10/05/2019: Assailants raided the office of the Al-Hadath 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) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Al-Hadath
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Sabotage Equipment
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.
"ISHM: OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 10, 2019," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, October 10, 2019.
"Experts point to Iranian involvement in Al Arabiya Iraq office attack,", October 6, 2019.