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An overlapping set of both internal and regional factors created conditions conducive to the overthrow of Prime Minister [[Abd al-Karim Qasim]] and his staff. Some believe that it can be attributed to the blundering individualism of Qasim and the errors committed in the execution of leaders and locals as well as acts of violence which arose from the Communist militias allied with Qasim.<ref>Pachachi, D. Adnan. Recorded Program. [[Al-Sharqiya]] Satellite Channel.</ref> Also to blame may be an increasingly forceful disagreement with Field Marshal Abdul Salam Aref, who was under house arrest. All of this as well as statements Qasim made reiterating his support for Syrian General [[Abdel-Karim]] and Colonel [[Alnhlaoi Mowaffaq Asasa]], with a view to executing a coup to divide Syria, which was alone with Egypt as part of the United Arab Republic. This was because of the game of international politics and its role in the promotion of or endorsement of Qasim's political opposition.
 
An overlapping set of both internal and regional factors created conditions conducive to the overthrow of Prime Minister [[Abd al-Karim Qasim]] and his staff. Some believe that it can be attributed to the blundering individualism of Qasim and the errors committed in the execution of leaders and locals as well as acts of violence which arose from the Communist militias allied with Qasim.<ref>Pachachi, D. Adnan. Recorded Program. [[Al-Sharqiya]] Satellite Channel.</ref> Also to blame may be an increasingly forceful disagreement with Field Marshal Abdul Salam Aref, who was under house arrest. All of this as well as statements Qasim made reiterating his support for Syrian General [[Abdel-Karim]] and Colonel [[Alnhlaoi Mowaffaq Asasa]], with a view to executing a coup to divide Syria, which was alone with Egypt as part of the United Arab Republic. This was because of the game of international politics and its role in the promotion of or endorsement of Qasim's political opposition.
   
Qasim was aspiring to reach out in a friendly way to the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact to try socialism and develop a strategic defense treaty.{{Citation needed|date=December 2014}}
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Qasim was aspiring to reach out in a friendly way to the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact to try socialism and develop a strategic defense treaty.{{Citation needed|date=December 2010}}
   
 
===Coup===
 
===Coup===
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Qasim was given a mock trial over Baghdad radio and then killed. His dead body was displayed on television by leaders of the coup soon after his death.
 
Qasim was given a mock trial over Baghdad radio and then killed. His dead body was displayed on television by leaders of the coup soon after his death.
   
At least 5,000 Iraqis were killed in the fighting from 8–10 February 1963, and in the house-to-house hunt for "communists" that immediately followed. Ba'athists put the losses of their own party at around 80.{{citation needed|date=May 2014}}
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At least 5,000 Iraqis were killed in the fighting from 8–10 February 1963, and in the house-to-house hunt for "communists" that immediately followed. Ba'athists put the losses of their own party at around 80.{{citation needed|date=May 2012}}
   
 
===Aftermath===
 
===Aftermath===

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