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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.
"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.
"For those who praise the Ba'ath Party should follow up the JAC procedures," he emphasized.
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.
'Ba'ath party regime-affiliated groups were identified most often (95 per cent) as the perpetrators of the abuses.'
The atrocity came to light during a water aid drop on the outskirts of Basra, Iraq's second largest city and Ba'ath party stronghold.
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.
THE crisis was finally sparked when the Iraqi authorities refused to let weapons inspectors into a Baghdad compound of the ruling Ba'ath Party.
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.