Deaths of high-profile Iraqi women spark fear of conservative backlash

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All four shared public presence and an ‘untraditional’ attitude many now regard as reckless

Even to a country inured to violence, the images were shocking. A man on a motorbike pulled up next to a car window and fired three shots at Tara al-Fares, killing her on a Baghdad street.

The daylight assassination, captured by a surveillance camera, was both brazen and familiar to Iraqis who lived through the civil war and painful decade since.

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