News On Iran & Its NeighboursIraqGunmen kill brother of Iraq vice president-police

Gunmen kill brother of Iraq vice president-police

-

Reuters: Gunmen in police uniforms killed the brother of Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi in northern Baghdad late on Sunday, police and members of the Sunni Islamic Party said on Monday. BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Gunmen in police uniforms killed the brother of Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi in northern Baghdad late on Sunday, police and members of the Sunni Islamic Party said on Monday.

Amer al-Hashemi, a major general in the Iraqi army, was at home in Sulaikh when gunmen stormed into the house and killed him.

“Gunmen in police uniforms and in 10 police cars arrested his bodyguards and then entered his house and killed him,” a police source said.

Hashemi’s sister, Meysoun, and another brother, Mahmoud, were killed by gunmen earlier this year.

Insurgent and Sunni-Shi’ite sectarian violence is convulsing Iraq and the United Nations estimates kills 100 people a day.

Tareq al-Hashemi’s Iraqi Islamic Party is the largest in the main Sunni political bloc in parliament and was the first Sunni Islamist party to join the political process, which U.S. and Iraqi officials hope will defuse the Sunni insurgency.

(Baghdad newsroom)

Latest news

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Iran Revolution Characteristics

More than two months have passed since the start of the latest round of protests in Iran against the...

Iran’s Regime Is Unable To Eradicate Protests

Totalitarian governments, whether be it a monarchy or a clerical regime, and their international supporters are pursuing the same...

Must read

EU leader calls for PMOI protection

UPI: The European Parliament vice president called on U.N....

U.S. Senate banking chairman inclined to hold off on Iran sanctions

Reuters: The Obama administration's appeal to Congress to hold...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you