Baath Party

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Baath Party

A political party in the Middle East advocating secular, socialist policies intended to free Arab-majority countries from Western influence. It was established in 1940 in Syria. Its Syrian and Iraqi branches split in 1955 and became antagonistic toward each other. It became the ruling party of Syria in 1963 and was in charge of Iraq from 1968 until 2003.
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For those who praise the Ba'ath Party should follow up the JAC procedures," he emphasized.
Army and Ba'ath Party soon after taking office, then partly reversed that move a year later, in April 2004, when he reinstated former Ba'athist officers relatively untainted by the old regime.
Allawi has been accused of involvement in a 1970s-era "hit team" that assassinated Ba'ath Party opponents in Europe.
April 7 -Foundation of Saddam's Ba'ath Party in 1947April 17 - Commemoration of Iraqi military victory in important battle for Faw during Iran-Iraq war in 1987
They identified the Ba'ath party building in the city at the weekend which was then destroyed by air strikes.
He said: "The Ba'ath Party Operations Officer was reported as having fled to Basra ahead of our arrival here but we have since learned he had re-entered our area of operations with orders to kill a British soldier.
And it is why so many Ba'ath Party members have disappeared off the face of the earth, long before we even reached them.
Paul Bremer, Washington's viceroy for Iraq, issued a decree banishing members of Saddam's Ba'ath party from leadership positions in the government, military and academia.
The US general in charge of the Iraq war issued a statement saying Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party was 'dissolved,' ordering the political organisation that ruled the country for 35 years to cease existence.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An investigation committee revealed almost sixty names of former Ba'ath party members who participated alongside the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in massacring Iraqi troops nearly two months ago.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said chemical laboratories in Iraq are producing chemical weapons for the terrorists in Syria, confirming a detailed report by the FNA last month which said former Ba'ath regime officials are involved in the production and procurement of such weapons to the Syrian terrorists.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric called on the Baghdad government to arrest and punish the remnants of the former Iraqi Ba'ath regime, and urged unity among Iraq's political and ethnic groups for de-Ba'athification.