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The Ba'ath Party (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي‎) is a nationalist political party in Iraq.

History Edit

Foundation Edit

The Ba'ath Party was founded in Damascus, Syria in 1940. It was created as a secular Arab nationalist movement, to combat Western colonial rule. In Arabic, baʿath means renaissance or resurrection. It functioned as a pan-Arab party with branches in different Arab countries, but was strongest in Syria and Iraq, coming to power in both countries in 1963.

Illegal status Edit

The Ba'ath Party was declared to be illegal in Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Its members were removed from government jobs in a policy of "De-Baathification".

Twilight 2000 1st edition canon Edit

Remnants of the Ba'ath Party have joined with the Iraqi Communist Party and the Kurdistan Communist Party to assit the Soviet-supported Iraqi Republican Army.

Militia Edit

Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI) Edit

The Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI) (Arabic: الجيش الإسلامي في العراق, al jaysh al islāmi fī'l-`irāq) is one of a number of underground Baathist and Islamist militant (or mujahideen) militias. Although it carries an Islamic title, the group combines Islamism with Iraqi nationalism, and is thought to be the largest militant group that consists of former Baathists.

Al-Awda Edit

The Return (Arabic: العودة, al-Awda) is a secular guerrilla organization in Iraq. The militia relies upon pre-war organization of the Ba'ath Party and seeks to reestablish the Ba'ath Party in a position of power.

Fedayeen Saddam Edit

Fedayeen Saddam (فدائيي صدام) is a paramilitary organization loyal to the former Ba'athist government of Saddam Hussein. The name was chosen to mean "Saddam's Men of Sacrifice". At its height, the group had 30,000-40,000 members. Numbers were significantly reduced in the inter-communal fighting that followed the fall of Hussein's regime.

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