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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during the 32nd anniversary of the foundation of the Badr Organization in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 27, 2013. The Badr Organization is an Iraqi political party headed by Hadi al-Amiri. Previously it was the armed wing of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, but since the 2003 invasion of Iraq most of its fighters have entered the new Iraqi army and police force, and it officially became a completely political organization.