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Wars of Modern BabylonA History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003$
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Pesach Malovany

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169439

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.001.0001

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The Intifada, March 1991

The Intifada, March 1991

(p.587) Chapter 33 The Intifada, March 1991
Wars of Modern Babylon

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter deals with the Intifada, the great popular uprising against the regime that broke out in Iraq in March 1991 in the Shiite territories in the south and spread to Kurdistan in the north. The Sunni areas in the center of the country remained quiet throughout the period. It describes its causes and the rebels success in occupying a number of cities in the southern region and in Kurdistan, constituted a serious threat to the regime that responded immediately. It describes the regime cruel suppression of the rebels and the supporting civilian population by his loyal forces, the Republican Guard and the Special Republican Guard, involving much bloodshed, but succeeding in totally quelling the uprising.

Keywords:   The Intifada, Shiites, Kurds, Iran, “Badr” force, Iraqi intelligence and security organizations, Republican Guard, Special Republican Guard, The special forces corps

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