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The coup d´état of Bakr Şidqī in Iraq

In October 1932 Iraq was accepted as a member of the League of Nations and the British mandate was terminated. It was the first modernArab state to achieve (formal) independence. It was also the first to experience a military coup d’état in 1936. Staff Lt. General Bakr Şidqī, Commander of the 2nd division at Kirkūk was, during the absence of his superior, made acting chief of staff and took advant…