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ISIS claims assassination of Iraq election candidate

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the assassination of an Iraqi parliamentary candidate on Sunday night, just days before polls open in one of the region's most anticipated elections.

Gunmen shot dead Faruq Zarzur Al Jubouri, a 45-year-old candidate loyal to Vice President Ayad Allawi, at his home in the town of Qayyarah, 70 kilometres from Mosul, the former ISIS bastion in northern Iraq.

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