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, Secretary of the Ba'ath Arab Socialist Party's branch in Quneitra Khaled Abaza hailed the heroic roles and the sacrifices of the Syrian people in the occupied villages of Golan, condemning the role of the Israeli entity in directly supporting armed terrorist groups in the area.