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Al Jazeera 10 Sep 2019

Dozens dead in Iraq's Karbala city as Ashoura marked

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In Iraq, at least 31 pilgrims have been killed at one of the most sacred sites in Shia Islam during Ashoura, which marks the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
Millions of pilgrims had gathered in Karbala but a stampede occurred during the ritual run towards the shrine.
The government fears the number of dead could rise but has promised better conditions for the event.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Karbala.


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Sadr city was previously known as Revolution City, but today it is one of the poorest and most neglected districts in the Iraqi capital.
Nearly half of Baghdad's eight million people live there. Most of them are Shia, and they blame politicians for failing to improve their lives.
Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.
A rocket landed at the headquarters of several global oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, in Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers.
Iraq's government says oil exports have not been interrupted.

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Basra.

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