In Iraq town, Real fans gather in 'challenge to IS'

By: FE Online | Updated: Sun May 29 2016, 6:18 pm

Wearing a pink Ronaldo tee-shirt, Ali Qais stares nervously at one of the Al-Furat cafe's TV screens to watch his beloved Real Madrid in the Iraqi town of Balad. Two weeks ago, gunmen sprayed gun fire and tossed grenades inside the cafe during a raid officials said killed a total of 16 people, including at least 10 on the cafe's premises.