Barzani, Mullah Mustafa Al-Barzani

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Barzani, Mullah Mustafa Al-Barzani


Born May 14, 1903; Iraqi politician.

Barzani took part in the Kurds’ struggle against English colonialism and the monarchical regime in Iraq. Since 1946 he has been the chairman of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan. In 1961 he was the leader of a national-democratic movement of Iraqi Kurds for national rights within the framework of the republic of Iraq.


Noveishaia istoriia arabskikh stran (1917–1966). Moscow, 1968. Pages 166, 173, 192, 193, and 201.
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