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 Al-Jazeera TV Channel's staff attacked in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan 

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Al-Jazeera TV Channel's staff attacked in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan  3.12.2011  



December 3, 2011

DUHOK, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', The Team of Al-Jazeera TV Satellite Channel in northern Iraq's Kurdistan's city of Duhok has been attacked while doing its duty early on Saturday, following the incidents that took place in the city on Friday, the Channel's Director in Kurdistan Region reported.

"The (Kurdish) Security forces have attacked us early today (Saturday), while we were shooting photos of a place, set on fire, belonging to the Kurdistan Islamic Union KIU.

Two of our photographers were beaten for no reason," Ahmedal-Zawity told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.        

A group of Pro-Kurdish government KRG rioters attacked the local headquarters of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) an opposition political party represented in the Kurdistan Parliament in zakho on Friday and set several buildings on fire.

The city of Zakhu witnessed clashes between civilians and the Anti-Revolt elements, wounding 11 civilians and 3 of the elements, following demonstrations by about 2,000 persons.

They took to the streets following the Friday prayer speeches in 4 mosques, calling for attacks against shops selling alcohol and massage parlors, during which over 25 alcohol shops and 2 massage parlors were burnt.

Rioters attacked liquor stores, a massage parlour and hotels after being stirred up by fiery sermons in Zakho city.

A video posted on YouTube (click to view), shows the assault against Christian and Kurdish liquor shops and properties.

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