Abdul Salam Arif

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Abdul Salam Arif (1921, Baghdad - April 13, 1966) (Arabic: عبد السلام عارف), president of Iraq (1963-1966). On February 8, 1963, he played a leading role in the coup in which the government of Abdul Karim Qassim was overthrown. He became provisional president and was confirmed on November 20, 1963. He at first supported the Ba'ath Party, but withdrew from it following an anti-Ba'ath coup later in 1963. He was killed in a helicopter crash in southern Iraq and his brother Abdul Rahman Arif replaced him.

On December 13, 2004, Abdul Salam Arif's daughter, Sana Abdul Salam and her husband were executed in their home in Baghdad by unknown assailants.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

Abdul Salam Arif was a grand nephew of king Faisal I of Iraq.

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Preceded by:
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
President of Iraq
February 8, 1963 – April 13, 1966
Succeeded by:
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz

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Abdul Salam Arif

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