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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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Syria's Ba'ath party was founded in 1963 and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still the secretary general of the Party.
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.
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.
Commanding Officer Lt Colonel Tim Collins ordered the immediate arrest of the Ba'ath Party loyalists behind the plot.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An investigation committee revealed almost sixty names of former Ba'ath party members who participated alongside the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in massacring Iraqi troops nearly two months ago.
The leader within Iraqiya Electoral Slate, MP Thafir al-Ani, described declaring absolution from Ba'ath Party as "worthless process that will not change the people attitudes.
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.