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Documents show that the CIA was well aware of many plots within Iraq throughout 1962, not just the Ba'athist one.
 
Documents show that the CIA was well aware of many plots within Iraq throughout 1962, not just the Ba'athist one.
   
The new government used lists, allegedly provided by the CIA, to systematically murder unknown numbers of suspected communists. The victims included hundreds of doctors, teachers, technicians, lawyers and other professionals as well as military and political figures.<ref name = "list">{{cite journal | first =Hanna | last =Batatu | title =CIA Lists Provide Basis for Iraqi Bloodbath | journal =Global Policy Forum | url =http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/history/1963cialist.htm
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The new government used lists, allegedly provided by the CIA, to systematically murder unknown numbers of suspected communists. The victims included hundreds of doctors, teachers, technicians, lawyers and other professionals as well as military and political figures.<ref name = "list">{{cite journal | first =Hanna | last =Batatu | year = | title =CIA Lists Provide Basis for Iraqi Bloodbath | journal =Global Policy Forum | url =http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/history/1963cialist.htm
 
}} Excerpt from ''The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq'', Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.</ref><ref>Peter and Marion Sluglett, "Iraq Since 1958" London, I.B. Taurus, 1990, p. 86. "Although individual leftists had been murdered intermittently over the previous years, the scale on which the killings and arrests took place in the spring and summer of 1963 indicates a closely coordinated campaign, and it is almost certain that those who carried out the raid on suspects' homes were working from lists supplied to them. Precisely how these lists had been compiled is a matter of conjecture, but it is certain that some of the Ba'athist leaders were in touch with American intelligence networks, and it is also undeniable that a variety of different groups in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East had a strong vested interest in breaking what was probably the strongest and most popular Communist Party in the region."</ref>
 
}} Excerpt from ''The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq'', Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.</ref><ref>Peter and Marion Sluglett, "Iraq Since 1958" London, I.B. Taurus, 1990, p. 86. "Although individual leftists had been murdered intermittently over the previous years, the scale on which the killings and arrests took place in the spring and summer of 1963 indicates a closely coordinated campaign, and it is almost certain that those who carried out the raid on suspects' homes were working from lists supplied to them. Precisely how these lists had been compiled is a matter of conjecture, but it is certain that some of the Ba'athist leaders were in touch with American intelligence networks, and it is also undeniable that a variety of different groups in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East had a strong vested interest in breaking what was probably the strongest and most popular Communist Party in the region."</ref>
   

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