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Prominent Shiite leaders expropriate Baghdad's historic real estates

Prominent Shiite leaders haul Baghdad's historic real estates

Many Shiite prominent leaders exploited the power vacuum after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, expropriated thousands of Baghdad's historical sites and real estates.

According to officials, this case can not be investigated, as Iraqi top leaders are deeply involved in it.

Over 32,000 residential and commercial property as well as lands and religious endowments were seized by top ranking political and militia leaders.

Former prime minister Ayad Allawi is among those figures, as he acquired many flats and houses on al-Zeitoun street in Baghdad.


Former chief of Supreme Islamic Council Ammar al-Hakim also seized former foreign minister Tariq Aziz's house at al-Jadriya district.

While Former oil minister Ahmed Chalabi's family also acquired many houses at al-Amirat Street in Baghdad.

Meanwhile, former prime minister Nouri al-maliki expropriated al-Bondoqiyya palace, while Badr militia leader Hadi al-Amiri acquired Tigris Palace in Karrada.



Incumbent Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri also seized Iraq's former president Saddam Huseein's body guard Abid Hamid Mahmud's house, in addition to over 2,000 Christian houses, who were dislodged from their homes upon establishing the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

Last Modified: Friday، 28 July 2017 05:47 PM