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Mustafa Barzani

Mustafa BarzaniBorn: 14-Mar-1903
Birthplace: Barzan, Iraq
Died: 1-Mar-1979
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: Iraq
Executive summary: Kurdish nationalist

Former head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. In 1945, with support of the Soviet Union, from land carved out of Persia he helped found the Republic of Mahabad and became its Minister of Defense. No countries recognized the new nation, and it collapsed in 1947 under Iranian assault. Various exiles followed, as well as military conflict with Iraq. His son, Massoud Barzani, is President of Iraqi Kurdistan.

[1] Georgetown Hospital, Washington, DC.

Brother: Sheikh Ahmed al-Barzani
Massoud Barzani (President of Iraqi Kurdistan, b. 16-Aug-1946)

    Kurdish Ancestry

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