Najmiddin Karim

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Najmaldin Karim
Governor of Kirkuk
In office
3 April 2011[1] – 16 October 2017
Preceded byAbdul Rahman Mustafa
Member of the Council of Representatives
In office
7 March 2010 – 2 April 2011
Personal details
Kirkuk, Iraq
Died (aged 71)
Washington D.C., United States
Cause of deathstroke
United States
Political partyIndependent
RelationsBakhtiyar (brother)
Azad (brother)
Children4 (Three sons and a daughter)
Alma materGeorge Washington University
University of Mosul
Military service
Years of service1972–1975

Najmiddin Karim (Kurdish: نەجمەدین کەریم; 1949 – 31 October 2020), also known as Najmaldin Karim,[2][3] was an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He was governor of Kirkuk Governorate from 2011 to 2017.[4] He was born in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Karim died on 31 October 2020 at a hospital in Washington, D.C. at the age of 71.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ali, Aram. "Kirkuk's New Governor Sworn In". Rudaw. Archived from the original on 6 April 2011.
  2. "Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk". The Japan Times Online. 10 March 2015.
  3. "Iraq dismisses Kirkuk governor amid dispute with Kurds". The Hindu. 14 September 2017.
  4. Kurdistan24. "Ex-Kirkuk governor lands in Erbil after reports of his arrest in Lebanon". Kurdistan24. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  5. FORMER KIRKUK GOVERNOR NAJMADIN KARIM DIES AT 47 IN US: HIS OFFICE Archived 2020-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, NRT, Published 31 Oct 2020.