Shiite Powerbroker Dies, in Blow to Iraqi Party
The New York Times / Marc Santora
26-Aug-2009 (4 comments)

For many Shiites in Iraq, Mr. Hakim, who fled the country in 1982, embodied their resistance and suffering. While in exile in Iran he helped establish the organization that he would go on to lead, the called The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution. The chief aim of the group was to topple Saddam Hussein.

Mr. Hakim led the group’s militia and fought on the side of Iran in the eight-year war with Iraq. During that time, six of his seven brothers were executed in Iraq.


Abdulaziz Hakim Dies in Tehran

by Jaleho on

Added cloud to Iraq's upcoming January polls, although the alliances seems to have been set clear, anticipating this event maybe.



Khaleh Mosheh and Babak, thanks

by Jaleho on

for your intelligent comments. You have a unique way of absorbing the news to advance your understanding of events, as reading of news is supposed to achieve. But frankly, I am not sure why your type even bothers to read the news? For cute come backs like this?

Babak Khorramdin

یه مفت خور کمتر :-)

Babak Khorramdin

"Better to live for just a single day as a ruler than to live for forty years as an abject slave."


khaleh mosheh


by khaleh mosheh on

AN will join him without delay.