Running Short of Aides

From Holden:

Another one of leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s aides was killed in Iraq today.

A senior advisor to Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sheik Kamaleddin al-Ghuraifi, was shot dead with two others in Baghdad on his way to Friday prayers, the defence ministry and Sistani’s office said.

How many aides has Sistani lost? Hard to say, but two were assasinated on January 13, and one each on May 15, May 19, and June 25.

Civl war, anyone?