Movement of the Disinherited

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Lebanese Shiʿite organization, created in March 1974 by the Imam Musa al-Sadr, so as to exert pressure on the Lebanese regime to favor the economic development of South Lebanon and the Baqaa Valley, inhabited by a majority of Shiʿa. This movement is a branch of the Foundation of the Disinherited (Mustadafin), created in Iran in 1971. Confronted by the lack of responsiveness of the Lebanese government and the degradation of the situation in South Lebanon, the leaders of the movement, in July 1975, decided on armed struggle and created AMAL, the Lebanese Resistance Brigade.

SEE ALSO AMAL;South Lebanon.