epa08532877 Iraqi protesters chant slogans next to a symbolic coffin of Iraqi terrorism expert Hisham Al-Hashimi, who was assassinated by an unknown armed group outside his house, during a protest at the al-Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq on 07 July 2020. Al-Hashimi, a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups, was shot dead in Baghdad on 06 July evening after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, Iraqi security officials said.  EPA/MURTAJA LATEEF
Protesters demonstrate after the killing of Iraqi academic Hisham Al Hashimi in Baghdad in July 2020. EPA

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