Babylon Reports – Riots continue, ISIS in Makhmour, Dead sharks wash up in Iran
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-12-20
Protests are becoming a real concern as more erupted protests in the Kurdistan Region and culminated in the arrests of the New Generation Movement’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid in Sulaimani on Tuesday. Demonstrations turned violent again in cities across the Sulaimani and Halabja provinces. Kurdistan’s public prosecutor accused him of inciting violence.
Meanwhile, fighting erupted on Tuesday between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and an ISIS group near Makhmour. Five ISIS militants were killed, the Makhmour-Gwer frontline commander said, adding that one Peshmerga fighter died when they repelled the attack. There were reportedly 25 militants in total.
Lastly, if you’re going to Shif island in Iran, be ready for a shock as Hundreds of dead sharks have been found washed up on the shores. Some fishermen catch the sharks for their fins, which are believed to have medicinal properties. After cutting off the fins, they throw the dead sharks in the sea because they fear they will be fined.