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Bayan Jabr

Baqir Jabr Al-Zubeidi (Arabic: باقر جبر الزبيدي‎), also known as Bayan Jabr Solagh, served as the Finance Minister of Iraq in the government of Nouri al-Maliki. He served as Minister of Interior, in charge of the police, in the Iraqi Transitional Government and was Minister of Housing and Reconstruction of the Iraqi Governing Council. He is a senior member of the Shi'a United Iraqi Alliance as well as the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Unlike most Shi'a of Iraq, Baqir Jabr is of mixed Turkish and Kurdish ancestry.

Born in 1946 in the Maysan Governorate, Jabr became a Shi'a activist while studying engineering at Baghdad University in the 1970s. He fled to Iran amid Saddam Hussein's crackdown on Shi'a political groups and joined the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). He later headed SCIRI's office in Syria.

On 3 January 2006, his sister was reported kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents.[1] She was released two weeks later after ransom was paid.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi
Minister of Finance of Iraq
May 2006–December 2010
Succeeded by
Rafi al-Issawi
Preceded by
Falah Hassan al-Naqib
Minister of Interior of Iraq
April 2005–May 2006
Succeeded by
Jawad Bulani
Preceded by
Coalition Provisional Authority
Minister of Housing and Reconstruction of Iraq
September 2003–June 2004
Succeeded by
Omar Farouk
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