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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
MARSH ARABS

The Marsh Arabs are mainly Shia Muslims who once inhabited the marshes around the southern reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

They are believed to have lived in the ancient wetlands along the border with Iran for 5,000 years.

Marsh Arabs numbered about 250,000 a decade ago. Most have become displaced after the Iraqi Government pursued a policy of draining the marshes.

In the post-Saddam era, the decimated Marsh Arab community do not appear to have organised themselves politically.

Marsh Arabs suffered greatly when the Iraqi Government drained the southern marshes

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