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Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Shiite militia founds political party

Qais al- Khazali

Iraq's High Electoral Commission has approved founding Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Party, affiliated to a Shiite militia carrying the same name, after establishment requirements are met, a statement revealed on Wednesday.

In a statement, the High Electoral Commission said that Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Movement has satisfied all founding requirements stipulated in the Political Parties Law.  

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Party is the first party emanating from Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS). It seeks to participate in the coming elections by forging an alliance with Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of Islamic Da'wa (Call) Party. 

IMIS participation in the Iraqi elections raises concerns of many as the Iraqi constitution bans military leaders from being engaged in political activities. 

However, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) aspires to assume the office of prime minister, according to a previous statement by Qais al- Khazali, the leader of the Shiite AAH.   

Iraq's Shiite militia leader Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), has killed 1,500 Sunnis in revenge for his brother, who was killed in 2006, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist Movement said in an interview with Al-Rasheed TV.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 24 May 2017 11:19 AM