Kurdistan commemorates its uprising against the Baath regime

05/03/2019 - 22:46 Published in News/Kurdistan

Today marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the start of the March uprising in Kurdistan in 1991 against the regime of Saddam Hussein.

The uprising started from the city of Raniya, which has since been called the "Gate of the uprising " the city has been liberated and all its affiliated areas. The area of ​​the uprising expanded to Sulaymaniyah on the 7th of this month. The city was fully liberated and its members were able to take control of all government departments and institutions. The city completely liberated on 8 March.

The cities of Halabja, Chamchamal, Arbat and other areas close to these cities and the main roads between Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Baquba were also liberated.

On March 9, Quesengaq, Shaqlawah and Kifri were liberated. On March 10, other areas near Erbil, including Salahadin, Taqteq, Rawanduz, Harir, Haj omran, Mergasour and many other areas of Erbil governorate, were liberated. The city of Erbil, on the 11th of the month, completely liberated, districts and districts of Erbil by the masses and Peshmerga forces.

On 12 March, the districts of Jalawla, Makhmur, Aqra, Khanaqin and Shikhan were liberated.

The following day, the district of Zakho was liberated, and Dohuk next day, March 14.

Then uprising continued to liberate the city of Kirkuk by the time of the National Day of Nooruz on 21 March 1991.

After the success of the uprising of the people of Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Front took over authority of Kurdistan, later on May 19, 1992, the Kurdistan Parliament was elected to give confidence to the first Kurdistan government in contemporary history since the overthrow of the Republic of Mahabad in eastern Kurdistan in 1946.