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Guides: The People of Iraq

Last Updated: Monday July 09 2007 09:15 GMT

Shia Arabs

Iraqi people
This group of muslim Arabs makes up 55-60% of the population of Iraq. Many of them were opposed Saddam's rule.

They are based largely in southern Iraq, around the city of Basra.

Since April 2004 there has been fighting in Iraq involving the supporters of a Shia religious leader called Moqtada Sadr.

Guide to The People of Iraq

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