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Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933

by Assyrian Policy Institute, July 16, 2018.

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 at 07:22 AM UT

Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933

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

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.




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