Statement on the Death of IWPR Chief of Mission in Iraq, Ammar al-Shahbander

Washington, DC – “IRI was saddened to learn of the death of Ammar al-Shahbander, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting’s (IWPR) Chief of Mission in Iraq, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Baghdad Saturday night.  

“Ammar has long been a leading expert in his field, a passionate advocate for his native country, and a good friend to all who believe in democracy and freedom.  

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ammar’s family and friends.”


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