Hezbollah Movement in Iraq

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For the Iraqi Shi'a Insurgent group, see Kata'ib Hezbollah.
Hezbollah Movement in Iraq
Leader Hassan Al-Sari
Founded May 2008
Headquarters Baghdad, Iraq
Newspaper Al-Bayyna
Ideology Shi'a Islamism
National affiliation United Iraqi Alliance
Seats in the Council of Representatives of Iraq:
1 / 325
Seats in the local governorate councils:
1 / 440
Party flag
ISCI Flag
Website
http://www.algalibon.net/
Politics of Iraq
Political parties
Elections

The Hezbollah Movement in Iraq (Arabic: حركة حزب الله في العراق‎) is a Shi'a Islamist, Iraqi political party that is part of the United Iraqi Alliance coalition. It is not affiliated with the Lebanese group Hezbollah or other groups using the name. Hezbollah, or more literally Hizb Allah (حزب الله), means "Party of God" in Arabic.

The party publishes the Al-Bayyna newspaper and is led by Hassan Al-Sari. Hezbollah originated as an underground anti-Saddam network. Unlike other anti-Saddam groups it remained based in Iraq, not setting up shop in Iran or the west. The party is closely aligned to the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, previously known as the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

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