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SCIRISupreme Council for Islamic Revolution In Iraq
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Eventually, Hakim became a grand ayatullah in Iran, where his SCIRI's military arm trained by the IRGC became known as the Badr Brigade.
The SCIRI was renamed SIIC in more recent years as the Shi'ite party removed "revolution".
* Under Iranian patronage, the Hakim sons broke with Da'wa and founded the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) in 1982.
Or Abdul Aziz al-Halim, a leader of both the radical SCIRI mullahs and the United Iraqi Alliance, which dominates the Maliki government.
Others, however--including the hawks promoting the war in 2001-03--were fully informed about al-Hakim, SCIRI, and its origins in Iran.
SCIRI is backed by the conservative wing of the Shi'ite theocracy of Iran, which is in latent power struggle with the supremacist camp and this is reflected in the current split among Shi'ite groups in Iraq.
Sistani is also close to Shi'ite Islamist parties like the SCIRI, members of which frequently raise the spectre of Saddam Hussein-era officials staging a "coup".
Tehran supported Shia groups like the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri) and its armed wing the Badr Brigade while they were fighting the regime of Saddam Hussein, and is believed to have continued to fund them following his downfall, as well as offering backing to the Mahdi Army militia of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
is still struggling to make headway outside its SCIRI [Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq] core constituency."
According to the ad-Dawa Party, Iraq's oldest Islamic party and a Shi'ite faction with strong links to Iran, the Iranians arrested in Baghdad were liaising between Iran's National Security Council and the Badr Organisation, the military wing of the Tehran-backed Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the most powerful of the Shi'ite groups.
Some Shi'ite groups, such as the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), favour adoption of a law which would allow them to create a federal region in oil-rich southern Iraq similar to the KRG in the north.
The Badr Corps--the military arm of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI for short), the country's most powerful Shiite political group--has launched a campaign of "sexual cleansing," marshaling death squads to exterminate homosexuality.