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Prominent Iraqi Security and Political Expert Hisham al-Hashimi Shot Dead

HeadlineJul 07, 2020

In Iraq, a leading expert on the Islamic State and other extremist groups was shot dead Monday by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in Baghdad. Hisham al-Hashimi was also an outspoken critic of Iraq’s political elite and corruption. On Sunday, the day before he was killed, Hashimi tweeted, “The rights, blood and dignity of Iraqis have been lost, and their money gone into the pockets of corrupt politicians.”

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