Incident Summary:

08/31/2020: Assailants attacked the headquarters of Dijlah TV in Karada area, Baghdad, Iraq. No casualties were reported, but equipment was destroyed and the building was set on fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sadrist Movement and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Sources noted that the attack followed the broadcast of music on the Shia religious holiday of Ashura.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred along Abu Nawas street in Karada neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Dijlah TV
Specific Description Headquarters
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Sabotage Equipment
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the attack was the result of an escalating protest.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq) No
Sadrist Movement No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ISHM: AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2020," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, September 3, 2020.