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Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq


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[Iraqi Navy]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 20 June 2014

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The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI / SIIC)

"The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI or SIIC) (Arabic: المجلس الأعلى الإسلامي العراقي‎  - Al-Majlis Al-A'ala Al-Islami Al-'Iraqi), (previously the party was known as the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)) is an Iraqi Shia Islamist Iraqi political party. It was estabilished in Iran in 1982 after the leading Islamist insurgent group, Islamic Dawa Party, was severely weakened by an Iraqi government crackdown following Dawa's unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. SCIRI was the umbrella body for two Iran-based Shia Islamist groups, Dawa and the Islamic Action Organisation. Today its political support comes from Iraq's Shi'a Muslim community. The Council was formerly known as SCIRI, but in a statement released on May 11, 2007 SCIRI officials announced the Islamist party would change its name to reflect what they called the changing situation in Iraq, removing the word "Revolution" because that was seen as a reference to overthrowing the Ba'athist government. "Our name will change to the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council. Other things will change as well," said the SCIRI official.".
Previously ISCI's militia wing was the Badr Brigade, where the party used it during the Iraq Civil War of 2006-2007. After the civil war, Badr Brigade turned into a political force of itself and left ISCI, although the two continue to be part of a coalition in Iraq's parliament. After the departure of Badr Brigade, ISCI created a new militia called the "Knights of Hope".
For additional information go to: ISCI (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014

Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)

The New York Times of October 12, 2006, has a photo of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the dominant Shiite bloc in the Iraqi parliament. He is seated in front of two flags – the Iraqi national flag, and an unidentified one which I do not recognize. See

The Flag

The flag is a dark green (if the photo and my monitor are reliable) with an emblem and script in white. The emblem is mostly obscured, but from the little bit visible it may be the emblem of Mr. al-Hakim's party – the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). A full-color version of the SCIRI emblem is available at Wikipedia
Ned Smith, 17 October 2006

The party's flag is seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014