IRAQ: LEADERSHIP PURGE

Created: 10/25/1982

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IRAQ: Leadership Purge

Several senior Iraqi Ba'th Party leaders and ex-cabinet ministers have been executed and othera arrested since the death of cx-Presldcnt BakrctoberJHs^'

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government and party positionsajor^resfHjffTe of the regime Ln late June. Thoserged Iraqi President Saddam to step dowrw'ternporarily-in favor of Bakr in the hope that the ex-President couldegotiated settlement with Iran.

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