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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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The committee revealed at least 57 names of former Ba'ath party members who were involved in the killing of Iraqi military cadets at Camp Speicher in the North of Baghdad back in June, press tv reported.
In view of the negative stance taken by the leadership of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath party towards the events in Syria and in Deraa, and after the death of hundreds and the wounding of thousands at the hands of the various security forces, we submit our collective resignation," the members said in a declaration.
With an eye to the Presidential referendum in the summer and amid reports the US was trying to unsettle the ruling elite and supply funds to opposition candidates, the Ba'ath party cut off the opposition's air supply and promoted a populist agenda with promises to reduce corruption and further liberalise the economy.
Allawi has been accused of involvement in a 1970s-era "hit team" that assassinated Ba'ath Party opponents in Europe.
Fallujah's Ba'ath Party HQ was one of the most powerful in the pro-Saddam Sunni Triangle.
It is the intention of his excellency President Saddam Hussein not only to candidate members of the Ba'ath Party in the January elections but to candidate himself as President.
In Tikrit, the military said the Ba'ath Party official was arrested overnight near Baqouba.
He said: ``The issue is the Ba'ath party and the remnants of the Ba'ath party who will continue to pose a threat.
BARBARIC members of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party have tortured and killed dozens of innocent children, leaving their tiny bodies hung from street lighting, it was claimed last night.
BRITISH special forces are operating undercover in Basra, unearthing Ba'ath party figures and ordering air strikes, say military sources.
THE crisis was finally sparked when the Iraqi authorities refused to let weapons inspectors into a Baghdad compound of the ruling Ba'ath Party.
The Ba'ath party was the root cause of all problems of the Iraqi people in the past 50 years and the Iraqi government and ruling system is required to deal with the party and those who are promoting its thoughts since its existence is a great damage to the country," Friday prayers Leader of the Iraqi holy city of Najaf Sheikh Seyed Sadreddin Qabanchi told FNA on Sunday.