Iraqi journalist's killer faces justice 16 years later

23/5/2020 00:38:00
     Abbas Anida, Atwar Bahjat's Killer

It's come to light that a terrorist who was held captive in Sulaymaniyah province and was recently handed over to the Iraqi forces was the killer of the Iraqi journalist Atwar Bahjat and responsible for the bombing of two Shi'ite religious sites, according to Samara Operations Command. 


Al-Iraqiya quoted Maj. Gen. Emad Zuhairi as saying: "One of the captives that was recently handed over to the Iraqi government by Sulaymaniyah province has an enormous criminal background and is responsible for a number of crimes including the killing the Iraqi Journalist, Atwar Bahjat, who murder 16 years ago, along with the bombing of two Shi'ite religious sites, and the killing of a number of security forces in Saladin province."


The terrorist's name is, Abbas Anida, he was held captive for two years by the Sulaymaniyah security forces, he added.


The terrorist is now held in custody in Tikrit province, and a committee has been formed to investigate his crimes, Zuhairi said, adding that both the claimant and the witnesses are asked to come to the court. 




Written and edited by Farzad Bassam




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