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Introduction
Click on the links to read about key people and groups in Iraq
Islamic: Secular: Kurds and others: Governing council:
Overview
Daawa
Sciri
Sadr Group
Iraqi Islamic Party
Kurdish Islamic Union
Sistani & other leaders
Overview
Adnan Pachachi
Ahmed Chalabi (INC)
Iyad Alawi (INA)
Communist Party
Naseer al-Chaderchi
Royalists
Baathists
Overview
Massoud Barzani
Jalal Talabani
Assyrians
Turkmen
Tribal leaders
Marsh Arabs
Overview
Council members
KURDISH ISLAMIC UNION

Also known as Yekgirtu, the Kurdish Islamic Union is the largest Islamic organisation in Iraqi Kurdistan. It was formally established in 1994.

The group's leaders fought the 1992 legislative elections in Kurdish-controlled Iraq, winning third place behind the KDP and PUK.

The party is currently led by Secretary-General Sheikh Salah al-Din Muhammad Baha al-Din.

The party is supported mainly by donations from Saudi Islamic organisations.

Active in charity work in the region, the party has been building mosques, clinics and schools in rural areas, where it has a strong following.

Many Iraqi Kurds are Sunni Muslims

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