1975 in Iraq

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1975
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The following lists events that happened during 1975 in Iraq.

Incumbents[edit]

President: Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Prime Minister: Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

Events[edit]
March[edit]

March 1 – An Iraqi Airways airliner was hijacked by three Kurdish gunmen, shortly after taking off from Mosul to Baghdad with 93 people on board. The hijackers (Ahmad Hasan, Taha Naimi and Faud al-Qeitan) demanded that 85 Kurdish political prisoners be released, that they receive five million dollars, and that they be flown to Iran. After the plane made a forced landing in Tehran on a blocked runway, a gunbattle ensued between Iraqi security guards onboard and the gunmen. One passenger were killed and ten others wounded, including Hasan, who later died of his wounds. Taimi and al-Qeitan were executed a month later by a firing squad in Iran.[1]
March 6 – Iran and Iraq announced a settlement in their border dispute, at a meeting of the OPEC nations in Algiers. The Shah of Iran signed on behalf of his nation, while Iraq was represented by Saddam Hussein, an aide to President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr and future President of Iraq. The meeting was overseen by Algerian President Houari Boumediene. Iraq agreed to drop claims to half of the Shatt al-Arab, while Iran agreed not to supply weapons to Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq.[2]

References[edit]

^ “Guards Nab Hijackers in Airliner Shootout”, Daytona Beach (FL) Morning Journal, March 1, 1975, p8A “Two Iraqi Hijackers Executed”, Newburgh (NY) Evening News, April 7, 1975, p7A; Michael Newton, The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings (Infobase Publishing, 2002) p133
^ “Iran, Iraq Agree to Peace”, Milwaukee Sentinel, March 7, 1975, p3

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