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Abdul Aziz Hakim, Head of Iraq's Largest Shiite Party, Passes Away in Tehran

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC) Head Abdul Aziz Hakim passed away in a hospital in Tehran. The 54-year old Iraqi Shiite leader passed away due to lung cancer.

Abdul Aziz Hakim in one of his last photos

Hakim has been in hospital in Tehran since late March to cure his lung cancer.

Hakim led the SIIC for years after martyrdom of his brother Mohammad Bagher Hakim.

Since his hospitalization in Tehran, his elder son Ammar Hakim has taken control of the SIIC.

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