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Assassinations in Iraq

Assassinations in Iraq

Education Ministry Official Is Killed in Iraq
Baghdad | June 13

(AP) ….Kamal al-Jarah, 63, was ambushed outside his home….The attack came only one day after gunmen killed a deputy foreign minister as he went to work….

Prominent Kurdish Cleric Slain in Iraq
Kirkuk | June 13

(AP)….Iyad Khorshid, a Sunni Muslim preacher, was killed instantly in the Saturday night attack….In other violence, a policeman was killed when two attackers broke into his house and shot him in front of his family, Qadir said. The victim was a member of the city council during the regime of Saddam Hussein….

Prof. Juan Cole has more detail on those and other attempts, from AFP and Al Hayat, with analysis @
Juan Cole/Informed Comment: Wave of Assassinations Continues Sunday
June 13

June 13, 2004
Education Ministry Official Is Killed in Iraq
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 5:59 a.m. ET

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Gunmen killed the Education Ministry’s cultural affairs officer Sunday, the second attack on an Iraqi official in as many days, authorities said. Kamal al-Jarah, 63, was ambushed outside his home as he was leaving for work at about 7:30 a.m. The attack happened in a predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of northwest Baghdad where support for Saddam Hussein’s regime had been strong.

U.S. convoys have often come under attack in the neighborhood of Ghazaliya.

The official died of his wounds at the Yarmouk Hospital, said Abdul Khaliq al-Amri, a ministry official.

Al-Jarah was mainly responsible for dealing with exchange programs and relations with foreign countries and UNESCO. He had worked in the education field for 40 years, al-Amri said.

The attack came only one day after gunmen killed a deputy foreign minister as he went to work. Bassam Salih Kubba was Iraq’s most senior career diplomat.

The attack on Kubba, a Sunni, was the second assassination of a senior Iraqi figure in the past month. The head of the now-disbanded Iraqi Governing Council, Izzadine Saleem, was killed in a suicide car-bombing May 17.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Attack.html

June 13, 2004
Prominent Kurdish Cleric Slain in Iraq
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 6:01 a.m. ET

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — A locally prominent Kurdish cleric was killed in this northern oil center when gunmen opened fire while he was visiting neighbors, police said Sunday.

Iyad Khorshid, a Sunni Muslim preacher, was killed instantly in the Saturday night attack, according to police Col. Sarhat Qadir.

In other violence, a policeman was killed when two attackers broke into his house and shot him in front of his family, Qadir said. The victim was a member of the city council during the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Insurgents have launched a campaign to murder police, government officials and other prominent people in the run-up to the transfer of sovereignty June 30

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Kurd-Slain.html

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