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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
ASSYRIANS

Assyrians are descendants of the ancient empires of Assyria and Babylonia.

These empires ruled over what was known as Mesopotamia, roughly the same area as modern Iraq.

Iraqi Assyrians tend to be followers of the Ancient Church of the East, the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, the Chaldean Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations.

Assyrians were targeted as part of the Baath regime's internal deportation programmes aimed at maintaining the Arab and Sunni dominance of the country's oil regions.

They are represented on the Iraqi Governing Council by Younadem Kana of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

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