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Najmaldin Karim
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Governor of Kirkuk
In office
3 April 2011 – 16 October 2017
Preceded by Abdul Rahman Mustafa
Member of the Council of Representatives
In office
7 March 2010 – 2 April 2011
Constituency Kirkuk
Personal details
Born 1949 (1949)
Kirkuk, Iraq
Died (aged 71)
Washington D.C., United States
Cause of death stroke
Citizenship Iraq
United States
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Zozan
Relations Bakhtiyar (brother)
Azad (brother)
Children 4 (Three sons and a daughter)
Alma mater George Washington University
University of Mosul
Profession Neurosurgeon
Military service
Branch/service Peshmerga
Years of service 1972–1975
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Najmiddin Karim (Kurdish: نەجمەدین کەریم; 1949 – 31 October 2020), also known as Najmaldin Karim, was an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He was governor of Kirkuk Governorate from 2011 to 2017. He was born in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Karim died on 31 October 2020 at a hospital in Washington, D.C. at the age of 71.

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