Iraqi journalist Mohammed Hussein Alwan was killed by a group of armed men in central Baghdad on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses told Iraqi news outlets that Alwan was shot dead by a group of masked men outside his home in Baghdad’s Binuk neighborhood.
The perpetrators managed to take the flight before police and security forces arrived at the scene.
Alwan was also a university professor, teaching at renowned Al-Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad.
His assassination comes amid anti-government protests which have grown violent since the beginning last October.