Ahmad Khalaf al-Dulaimi

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Governor
Ahmad Khalaf Muhammad al-Dulaimi Arabic: احمد خلف محمد الدليمي‎‎
Governor of Anbar
In office
20 August 2013 – 24 December 2014
Appointed by August 2013
Preceded by Qasim Al-Fahdawi
Succeeded by Suhaib al-Rawi
Personal details
Born (1968-03-07) March 7, 1968 (age 48)
Al-Ramadi, Iraq
Nationality Iraq
Political party Iraqi Islamic Party
Relations قاوم الاحتلال الامريكي للعراق
Children six
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Ahmad Khalaf al-Dulaimi (Arabic: احمد خلف الدليمي‎‎, also Ahmad Khalaf Muhammad al-Dulaimi, Ahmed Khalaf Dheyabi) is an Iraqi politician and was the Governor of Al Anbar province from August 2013 to December 2014.

The Anbar governorate election was held in June 2013, amidst on-going demonstrations in Sunni Arab majority areas. The elections in Anbar were topped by the pro-protest 'Uniters List', which allied the al-Hadba party of Usama al-Nujayfi, the speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq with the Iraqi Islamic Party, which had controlled al-Anbar governorate from 2005 to 2009. The previous governor, Qasim Al-Fahdawi, was a businessman who had been nominated by the Awakening parties that had won the 2009 elections.

He served 2007-09 as Director of Internal Security for Al-Anbar Governorate, and before that as an instructor at the Iraqi Military Academy. He is married and has six children.

Ahmad Khalaf al-Dulaimi, a protest organizer from the Iraqi Islamic Party, was eventually chosen as the new Governor.[1] He was sworn in on Tuesday 20 August 2013.[2]

After being sworn in, al-Dulaimi met with protest leaders, and vowed to defend them should they be targeted by any party.[1]

Ahmad Khalaf al-Dulaimi was wounded in the head and chest on September 7, 2014 during an operation against anti-government forces in the town of Barwana, al-Anbar Province.[3] He was flown to Amman, Jordan for treatment, and then to Berlin, Germany.[4] One member of al-Dulaimi's security team and seven soldiers were killed in the attack. In December 2014 the Anbar Provincial Council moved to have the governor retired, and he was replaced by Suhaib al-Rawi.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Warrick (29 August 2013). "Maliki Eyes Third Term: 2013 Iraq Update #34". Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Ahmed Hussein (20 August 2013). "Anbar new elected Governor to swear in today". Iraqi News. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Governor of al-Anbar Province is Severely Wounded in an Armed Attack in Barwana District". National Iraqi News Agency. September 7, 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Al-Anbar Governor Flown to Amman When His Condition Worsened". National Iraqi News Agency. September 7, 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Masum approves the appointment of Suhaib al-Rawi as governor of Anbar". Shafaq News. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2016.