Unknown gunmen have assassinated Iraqi activist Dr. Reham Yacoub in central Basra, activists confirmed.
Yacoub was an Iraqi activist, nutritionist and media personality in Basra who took part in the recent popular protests that rocked Iraq.
Update: Graphic images show the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Reham Yacoub in central Basra. The activist was a popular figure in the Iraqi city and took part in recent anti-government protests.https://t.co/OPAraWBlyn pic.twitter.com/iLU7x1o7mp— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 19, 2020
Yacoub was one of four activists who were targeted and killed in Basra on Wednesday night while one other activist was assassinated in the capital Baghdad, according to Al Arabiya's Baghdad correspondent Majid Hamid.
The assassination of Yacoub comes a month after Iraqi security and extremism researcher Hisham al-Hashemi was killed after three gunmen on two motorcycles fired at him from meters away near his home in the capital Baghdad.