Alaa Mashdhub was murdered in Iraq. The author was well known and an open minded intellectual who had explored the rich history of Iraq. Rasha Al-Aqeedi, provides a list of his books:
Steven Nabil writes “Well known Iraqi author and novelist Dr.Alaa Mashdhob was gunned down with 13 bullets earlier today in Karbala, Alaa was a known for a strong critical voice and several stories including the “Jewish Bath house” which embraced Iraqi Jews and their history in Iraq.”
He was riding his bike.
Karbala police “announced the formation of a specialised team composed of its most prominent officers to investigate the murder of Iraqi writer & Karbala native Alaa Mashdhoub-via Al Sumaria New,” on February 3.