Various Iraqi sources hinted that influential figures in the “coordination framework” are fully aware of the party that gave the green light to target the American citizen, Stephen Troll, in one of the crowded streets of Baghdad, last week, while the Iraqi security services tried to completely conceal the circumstances of the assassination.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani faces an early challenge as to whether he can work in the government alongside armed factions that operate without deterrence.
According to those close to Al-Sudani’s environment, the man “believes that the assassination targets his promising start in government work,” and he “informed officials related to the security file that bringing the killers to justice as soon as possible would help a lot in minimizing damage.” Al-Sudani ordered an investigation into the assassination, promising to “get to the perpetrators as soon as possible.” He said, “The cowardly crime raises questions about the timing, especially since the American citizen has been in Iraq since 2021.”
Although 4 days have passed since the assassination of Troll, the ambiguity surrounding the incident is not related to the difficulty in obtaining information, but rather it appears to be an intentional secrecy for political reasons.
An influential political advisor in the “coordinating framework” said that Shiite forces in the “framework” and armed factions branching from it took a position opposing al-Sudani, unlike most of the “framework” parties, after it became clear that he was acceptable to the Americans, and they themselves are the ones suspected of being involved in the Troll assassination. .