Abdul Aziz al-Hakim

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Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Hakim is the president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a "powerful political party that has long formed the backbone of the dominant Shiite political coalition in Iraq." [1]

His son, Ammar al-Hakim, is the "Secretary General of Islamic Propagation Organization in Iraq." [2]

Al-Hakim "lived for years in Iran before returning to Iraq after the American invasion. His organization was founded in Iran in 1984, and its armed wing, the Badr Brigade, fought with Iran in the long, bitter war with Iraq in the 1980s." [3]

He is "the brother of the Council's leader, Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer al-Hakim, who wants an Islamic regime in Iraq." Al-Hakim "returned to Iraq after 20 years in exile." [4]

Al-Hakim served as a member of the Iraqi Governing Council beginning in July 2003, and was listed on the Unified Iraqi Coalition List with Ibrahim al-Jaafari and "various other pro-Iran fundamentalists, in addition to Sadrists" for the December 15, 2005, Iraqi national elections. [5][6]

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