(d. 27 December
) was an Iraqi militant
, a high ranking member of the Shia Islamist Mahdi Army
and senior aide to Muqtada al-Sadr
. He was killed in a U.S.
raid in late 2006. Al-Amiri's death prompted al-Sadr to prolong his then boycott of the government
members of parliament and ministers, which Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
hoped he would end soon thereafter.