The Role of the Air Force in Suppressing the Kurdish Movement in Northern Iraq (1961-1963)

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Ahmed Ali Sabea, Dr. Wasan Saeed Abbood Al-Karawi


The Iraqi air force is regarded on of the most important forces in the military establishment in the contemporary history of Iraq. Its role was clearly prevalent since it kept-up with suppressing and solving internal conflicts. This includes, the Kurdish movement in northern Iraq, which has always cast its shadows upon the aspects of politics and military. Thus, Air Forces have accompanied those military statuses, which accompanied this movement, and employed services it believes in. All of which in order to end such insurgency, and maintain the national security of Iraq.

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