A poster depicting the former government adviser and political analyst Husham al-Hashimi, who was killed by gunmen, is seen in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 8, 2020.

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So far, no group has officially claimed responsibility for Husham al-Hashimi's death. But shortly after the news broke, a journalist who knew Hashimi said he had received WhatsApp messages from him, saying he had been threatened by a member of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed, Shiite militia.

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A poster depicting the former government adviser and political analyst Husham al-Hashimi, who was killed by gunmen, is seen in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 8, 2020.

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