Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14 Remembered

July 14, 1958

© Copyrights Khalis Azmi, 2009
PM Abdul Karim Qassim (left), Khalis Azmi (middle) and the late Naji Al-Aseel (right)
Picture was taken at Babul Muatham on July 14th celebrations, 1962


July 14, 1958 was the date on which the revolution led by the "Free Officers" put an end to the monarchy and established the Republic of Iraq. Since that date, General Abdul Karim Qassim became the Prime Minister until his execution in February 1963.

To read more about the revolution, the free officers and the life, family and leadership of Abdul Karim Qassim, please click here