Incident Summary:

01/23/2006: Naji Ithawi was shot dead by unknown perpetrators in Baghdad, Iraq while heading home from evening prayers. Ithawi was a senior official in a government organization that administers Sunni mosques, and he had also served as a Sunni spokesperson, as well as a contributor to various Baghdad newspapers. There were no reported claims of responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Sunni Endowments
Specific Description Spokesperson Naji Ithawi
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Robert Reid, “Sectarian Killings Roil Baghdad,” The Star-Ledger, January 24, 2006.
Paul Garwood, “Iraqi Sunni Party Says Govt-Backed Hit Squads Should be Confronted after Raid in Baghdad,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 24, 2006.
“Bombs Rock Iraq on Eve of Saddam Trial,” AFP, January 23, 2006.