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Statue of Major General Majid Abdul Salam al-Tamimi

Majid was born in 1960 in Basra, graduated from the Military Academy and received his doctorate in International Law. He joined the Iraqi military but was discharged for refusing to join the Anfal.

After the liberation of Iraq, he rejoined the military. When ISIS attacked Shingal and Yezidis were trapped, he was delivering aid to them on rescue missions. He died 8th August 2014 in a crash.

With great military honours he was buried in Basra. At the request of the Yezidis, the KRG declared him a 'Hero of Kurdistan'.