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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 07, 1946

    Ali Botho/Mustapha al Barazani

    Describes a meeting between Syrian Kurdish leader ‘Alī Būẓū and Muṣṭafá al-Barazānī to discuss a potential partnership between a Kurdish political party and the Soviet Union.

  • May 03, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Syria

    Document regarding Kurdish activities including in northern Syria, a Kurdish magazine in Paris, and activities of the Kurdish party in Beirut.

  • May 11, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer describes Ṣalaḥ al-Dīn al-Ḥaj's visit to Beirut from Damascus, his meeting at the Russian Legation with Mr. Pisrenko and his involvement with the Kurdish party and independence movement in Syria.

  • June 30, 1949

    Russian Interest in the Kurds

    The Journalist Informer reports Russia's continued interest in Kurdish actions in Syria, provides information on recent Kurdish activity.

  • July 15, 1949

    The Kurds’ Activities

    Report on the activities of the Kurds who are cooperating with the Russians and a Kurdish Conference held in the Jazeera region in early July.

  • July 22, 1949

    Russia and the Kurds

    A group of Kurds visit the Russian legation in order to discuss the current situation in the Jazeera region of Syria.

  • July 22, 1949

    Jordanian Movements in Lebanon

    The journalist informer meets with a Jordanian agent and learns about anti-communist books [illegible, poss. purchased] in Iraq, a leaflet against Husni Za'eem which was published in Damascus in July, and communications between the Kurds of the Jazeera region and the Russian legation.

  • 1950

    The Communist Party and the Kurds

    Information on the relationship between Syrian communist party and the Kurdish communist party, which according to CP communications is seen as a branch of the Syrian communist party.

  • 1950

    Distribution of the Kurdish People

    Demographic report on the Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

  • 1950

    Communist Activities in Aleppo and al Jazeera

    Report on joint Communist and Kurdish activities and Kurdish leadership in al-Jazeera.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Activists

    A list of Kurdish activists including their whereabouts and activities.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Communist Activities

    A list of the Kurdish organizations involved in Communism, names of Kurdish communists and numbers of Kurds in the Communist Party in the Jazeera region.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Parties and Societies

    Document describes several Kurdish political parties including the Kurdish communists. Describes their political goals, their leadership, and their influence.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Groupings

    Describes the political alliances of various Kurdish groups, with information on the left-wing alliance between the Kurdish communist party and other major Kurdish parties.

  • 1951

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes the development of the Kurdish nationalist movement in northern Syria and its links to the Soviet Union and Communist Party.

  • 1953

    Kurdish Activities in al Jazeera

    Description of Kurdish armament against Turkey in pursuit of a Kurdish Republic and communication with the Soviet Union.

  • 1955

    The Kurds in Northern Syria

    Describes Kurdish involvement in Communist groups in al-Jazeera. Includes a list of Communists in Bell Salor.

  • August, 1955

    Mustapha al Barazani's Activities

    Describes Mustafa al-Barazani's activities in Northern Syria- his contact with various Kurdish groups and information that he sought regarding Turkish military movements on the border with Syria.

  • August 11, 1955

    The Kurds, Armenians, and Assyrians

    Describes the meeting of a Kurdish communist with a group of Assyrian, Syrian, and Armenian Communists in an attempt to bolster cooperation between sects within the Communist Party.

  • August 16, 1955

    Mustapha al Barazani's Activities

    Document describes communication from Mustafa al-Barazani to the Syrian Kurds regarding expanding to other Kurdish areas. Information on a meeting between Syrian Kurds.