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1935 Yazidi revolt
The 1935 Yazidi revolt took place in Iraq in October 1935.[1] The Iraqi government, under Yasin al-Hashimi, crushed a revolt by the Yazidipeople of Jabal Sinjar against the imposition of conscription.[1][2] The Iraqi army, led by Bakr Sidqi, reportedly killed over 200 Yazidi and imposed martial law throughout the region.[1] Parallel revolts opposing conscription also broke out that year in the northern (Kurdish populated) and mid-Euphrates (majorly Shia populated) regions of Iraq.
1935 Yazidi revolt
DateOctober 1935
LocationJabal Sinjar, Mosul province, Kingdom of Iraq
ResultRevolts suppressed
Territorial
changes
Jabal Sinjar put under military control
Belligerents
Kingdom of IraqIraqi Yazidi tribes
Commanders and leaders
Yasin al-Hashimi
Bakr Sidqi
Casualties and losses
200 villagers killed[1]
The Yazidis of Jabal Sinjar constituted the majority of Iraqi Yazidi population - the third largest non-Muslim minority within the kingdom.[2] In 1939, the region of Jabal Sinjar was once again put under military control, together with the Shekhan District.[2]
See also
References
  1. ^ a b c d dtic.mil
  2. ^ a b c Fuccaro, Nelinda. "Ethnicity, State Formation, and Conscription in Postcolonial Iraq: The Case of the Yazidi Kurds of Jabal Sinjar". International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 29, No. 4 (Nov., 1997), pp. 559-580. JSTOR.
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