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Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933

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Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933

Apr-08-2019 at 08:51 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933 (PDF, 3MB, 11 pages)
Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
by Assyrian Policy Institute, July 16, 2018.

In August 1933, the Iraqi Army systematically targeted and massacred thousands of its Assyrian citizens across northern Iraq. Learn more about Iraq's first genocidal campaign and the struggle for recognition.

The Simele Massacre, known to Assyrians as Pramta d’Simele, was a massacre committed by the armed forces of the Iraqi state (founded in 1932) systematically targeting the indigenous Assyrian population
in northern Iraq in August 1933. The term is not only used to describe the massacre in Simele, but the wider genocidal campaign that took place across more than 100 Assyrian villages in Nohadra (Dohuk) and Nineveh (Mosul) that led to the death of as many as 6,000 Assyrians.

Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933 (PDF, 3MB, 11 pages)

Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

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Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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