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Renowned Iraqi scholar Husham al Hashimi assassinated outside his home in Baghdad
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Renowned Iraqi scholar Husham al Hashimi assassinated outside his home in Baghdad

Published: July 7, 2020  |  5 min read, 1026 words
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Log in using your social network accountWant an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium.Hi {{fullName}}Husham al-Hashimi knew his life was in danger. And late last year, heeding warnings, the Iraqi researcher and scholar took his wife and daughter from his home in to Beirut for a few months, returning just before coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed in February.On Monday evening, he was shot dead. Unknown assailants travelling on motorcycles walked up to his parked car near his home in Baghdad’s Zayouna district and shot him multiple times in the head and torso, according... READ MORE
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