Najmiddin Karim

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Najmaldin Karim
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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
ConstituencyKirkuk
Personal details
Born1949
Kirkuk, Iraq
Died (aged 71)
Washington D.C., United States
Cause of deathstroke
CitizenshipIraq
United States
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Zozan
RelationsBakhtiyar (brother)
Azad (brother)
Children4 (Three sons and a daughter)
Alma materGeorge Washington University
University of Mosul
ProfessionNeurosurgeon
Military service
Branch/servicePeshmerga
Years of service1972–1975
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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]

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  1. Cite error: The named reference Rudaw was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  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, NRT, Published 31 Oct 2020.