On the Murder of Husham al-Hashemi

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

On July 6, 2020, Iraq's most prolific security commentator Husham al-Hashemi was assassinated in Zayouna, a social melting pot neighborhood of east Baghdad.

At 8:19 pm, he arrived outside his home, driving his own unarmored white SUV. Seconds before, two motorbikes pulled up, each carrying two young men.

They knew that he was coming and they knew where he would park his car.

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One Response to On the Murder of Husham al-Hashemi

  1. Torncoppa 14th July 2020 at 17:19 #

    How sad! What a loss this has been for Iraq and more importantly, his wife and children. The statement that anyone is now a potential target in Iraq appears to have credence. How can Iraq ever get on its feet when those who have made such selfless commitment to the nations re-entry onto the international scene, is taken out of it. It is insanely incomprehensible!
    Husham al-Hashemi will be sorely missed by many. May the perpetrators of his cold blooded murder die a thousand deaths.