Iraq: Anti-corruption officer assassinated 

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Iraqis waving the Iraqi flag in Al Tahrir Square on May 25, 2021 in Baghdad, Iraq [Taha Hussein Ali/Getty Images]

Unidentified gunmen on Friday assassinated Iraqi captain Muhammad Al-Shamousi, who was in charge of fighting corruption in the Maysan governorate, south of the country. Anadolu Agency quoted a Maysan police officer stating: "The captain in charge of executing arrest warrants against those accused of corruption was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the city of Al-Amarah, the capital of the province." The source explained that Al-Shamousi was in charge of a preliminary investigation of defendants before referring them to the court to complete the investigations and sentence the perpetrators. The Iraqi government has not yet commented on Al-Shamousi's assassination. Read: Iraq summons 9 senior officials in anti-corruption crackdown From time to time, the Iraqi authorities issue arrest warrants against current and […]

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