Iraq Internal Security

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Iraq - Internal Security

Internal security

In maintaining internal security, the Baath regime focused on three main sources of opposition--the Kurds, living primarily near the borders of Iran and Turkey, the ICP and its splinter factions, and Shia revival movements not in sympathy with Baath socialism. In dealing with these groups, the government tended either to provide them with benefits so as to coopt them into the regime, or to take repressive measures against them.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Ministry of Interior (Iraq) - Wikipedia
Directorate of General Security - Wikipedia
Iraq: country policy and information notes - GOV.UK
Iraq: Security and the Challenges of Lasting "Victory
Fixing Iraq's Internal Security Forces: Why is reform of

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