|Governor of Nineveh|
July 2004 – April 2009
|Preceded by||Usama Yousif Kashmula|
|Succeeded by||Atheel al-Nujaifi|
|Relations||Usama Yousif Kashmula (Cousin)|
During his term as Governor he was the target of several assassination attempts from Sunni militants that disapproved of his working with the new Iraqi government. Other members of his family have also been targeted, with his 17-year-old son being assassinated in September 2004, and his brother in late 2006. Nine of his cousins have been killed as well as 17 of his bodyguards.
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- Parker, Ned (22 January 2009). "Iraq governor looks back on troubled tenure". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California). Retrieved 22 June 2013.