October 28, 2021

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Hisham al-Hashimi: Foremost Iraqi skilled on armed groups killed in Baghdad

Hisham al-Hashimi: Leading Iraqi expert on armed groups killed in Baghdad

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The US and UN urged Iraq’s government to provide the killers of Hisham al-Hashimi to justice

A foremost Iraqi specialist on jihadist and other armed teams has been shot lifeless in the cash, Baghdad.

Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, was killed around his house in the Ziyouna district on Monday night time by two gunmen who had been riding a motorbike, police explained.

No group has said it was behind the killing, but he experienced reportedly received threats from Iran-backed militias.

Primary Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, whose authorities he recommended informally, blamed groups “outside the house the law”.

“We vow to his killers that we will pursue them so they are justly punished. We will not allow for assassinations to return to Iraq for a single next,” a statement said.

The US embassy in Baghdad said in a Fb post that it was “deeply shocked and saddened by the cowardly murder”.

“Our deepest condolences to his relatives and to the people of Iraq for the tragic decline of this Iraqi countrywide treasure. We contact on the Iraqi government to bring those people responsible for his murder to swift justice.”

UN distinctive agent Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also expressed shock.

“We strongly condemn this despicable act of cowardice,” a statement claimed.

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