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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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Karim al-Aliwi told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news agency that in addition to the Ba'ath party officers, the US has also missioned the terrorist groups under its support to assassinate Hashd al-Shaabi commanders, adding that the US so-called mistaken bombing against Hashd al-Shaabi is another way to kill the Iraqi commanders.
Damascus: Syria historians have long regarded Dara'a--a sleepy town in the south--as a Ba'ath stronghold, despite the fact that it was considered the cradle of the Syrian revolution when the current conflict erupted in 2011.
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.
In a relevant development earlier in July, a senior member of the Iraqi parliament's Security and Defense Committee revealed the US plot to assassinate top commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi in collaboration with the former Ba'ath party officers.
The Premier Nouri al-Maliki pointed out that "We respect Ba'athists who declared their absolution from Ba'ath Party but we should apply the laws on those who insist on their Ba'ath Party membership."<p>He stated in a speech while meeting the Security Commanders within the Interior Ministry on Sunday "We witness debates over the Justice and Accountability Commission's decision of excluding some candidates from running in the next elections," noting that "Many of the Ba'ath members declared their absolution and started to work for the new Iraq."
The first claim, that the alleged plotters were trying to revive the Ba'ath Party, is important because it points to an issue that the new Iraqi leadership cannot ignore.
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.