Hatem Kamil

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Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah (died November 1, 2004) was the deputy governor of Iraq's Baghdad Governorate.

Hatem Kamil was assassinated by gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad, in the southern district of Dura, while on his way to work. Two of his bodyguards were wounded in the attack.[1]

Hatem Kamil served as the Iraqi government's negotiator in Fallujah and had challenged claims that terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was actually in the region. He had stated that claims of al-Zarqawi's presence were similar to previous claims of WMDs in Iraq.


"We want to know what evidence there is of Zarqawi's presence in Fallujah," he said in an interview with Al Jazeera television. "Zarqawi has become like Iraqi WMD ... We hear this name, but it doesn't exist. More than 15 to 20 houses were destroyed in Fallujah because they were accused of harboring Zarqawi or Zarqawi's followers."


  1. ^ "Top Baghdad official shot dead". BBC News. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2011.