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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim.......Dies....

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2006 file photo, Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, ...
In this Dec. 1, 2006 photo, Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq smiles at worshippers after Friday Prayers at the King Hussein mosque in Amman, Jordan. Influential clerics say one of Iraq's most powerful Shiite leaders has died after his health deteriorated while he was being treated for lung cancer. Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim has wielded enormous influence since the 2003 U.S. invasion as head of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, maintaining close ties to both the Americans and his Iranian backers.


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