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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Meanwhile, Legislature Habib al-Turfy told Aswat al-Iraq that "such operations can't be committed by anybody but Baath remnants and al-Qaeda, because they insist to commit such anti-human crimes," asking: "Who dares to kill innocent Iraqis, who are serving their religious duties, but al-Qaeda that considers all sectarian principles as athiets and remnants of Baath Party, dreaming to restore power in Iraq, even by killing thousands of Iraqis?
The spotlight on the Baath party also brings Iraq's Shiite factions back together after Maliki had decided to run on his own against a coalition led by his former partners, ISCI.
During the regime you were unable to do anything if you were not a Baath Party member.
Iraq has since tried to bring some Baath party members not accused of major crimes back into public life.
The 48-year-old held the post of secretary general of the Daraa branch of the Baath party from 2000-2004.
Badawi, a mother of six, was also a member of the Baath Party, which took power in a 1963 military coup that destroyed the country's democratic institutions in favor of a Soviet-style political system dominated by Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
Ikhlas al-Badawi, a member of the Syrian Government and the Baath Party, which was elected in May, became the first of her kind, to flee the nation for oppression on its citizens.
Syria: Thousands of demonstrators turned out in the Syrian capital on Saturday to show their backing for President Bashar al-Assad s ruling Baath party on the 65th anniversary of its creation.
It has been ruled by the Baath party since they took power in a coup in 1963.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The dissolved Baath party on Friday threatened to target the coming Arab summit if it is held in Baghdad.
Summary: BAGHDAD: Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that 615 people have been detained in a security sweep targeting members of the former ruling Baath party.
Iraq has arrested at least 240 former members of Saddam Hussein's banned Baath Party and ex-military officers over what some senior officials described as a plot to seize power after U.