NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: The Mayor of the city of Mosul, the center of north Iraq's Ninewa Province, has escaped an
assassination attempt during an attack on his house in southern Mosul, a Ninewa security source reported on
"Mosul's Mayor, Hussein Ali Hachem, has escaped an assassination attempt at dawn Wednesday, in an attack
against his house that caused material damage to the house at Gayara township, 60 km to the south of Mosul,
but the Mayor was not hurt, when his guards returned fire and forced the attackers to escape," the security source
told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Mosul, the center of Ninewa Province, is 405 km to the north of Baghdad.