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Abdul Salam Arif

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Personal data
Date of birth1921
Place of birthBaghdad
Date of deathApril 13, 1966
Place of deathIraq
NationalityIraqi
Political partyIraqi Arab Socialist Union
OccupationDeputy Prime Minister of Iraq (1958)
Interior Minister (1958)
Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces (1958)
President of Iraq (1963-66)
ReligionSunni Islam
Military service
RankColonel
Battles/wars1958 Iraqi coup
Egyptian Revolution of 1952
Suez War
2nd President of Iraq
In officeFebruary 8, 1963 - April 13, 1966
PresidentAhmed Hassan al-Bakr (1963-1964)
Prime ministerAhmed Hassan al-Bakr
Tahir Yahya
Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
Vice PresidentAhmed Hassan al-Bakr (1963-1964)
Succeeded byAbd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz (acting)
Abdul Rahman Arif
Preceded byMuhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i

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Abdul Salam Mohammed Arif Aljumaily ( ) (1921 - April 13, 1966) was President of Iraq from 1963 till his death. He played a leading role in the coup in which the Hashemite monarchy was overthrown on July 14, 1958.


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