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Iraq Releases Footage of Analyst's Assassination

07 Jul 2020, 22:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iraqi TV Al-Hadath released a footage on Tuesday, showing the moment a prominent analyst assassinated by unknown assailants in Baghdad.

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Hisham al-Hishami, 47, was shot near his home in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad and pronounced dead at a hospital on Monday. According to his brother, he was killed days after receiving threats from the Daesh terror group.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Hashimi's killing.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as well as Director-general of the Hashd al-Sha'abi media war Mohanad Najim Aleqabi issued separate statements offering condolences.

Aleqabi said Tuesday that only those who are against the withdrawal of the US troops from the region will benefit from al-Hishami's assassination.

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