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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.

  • 1949

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes a meeting between a Russian official and an unnamed Kurdish man who is a Kurdish nationalist. They exchange information on 'army secrets.'

  • June 18, 1949

    Project against the Kurds

    Report on Russian efforts to gather intelligence on Anglo-American activities related to Kurdish political parties in the Middle East.

  • 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 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.

  • August 08, 1949

    Kurdish Newspaper

    Short report on the publication and distribution of an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper.

  • 1950

    Communist Activities in Aleppo and al Jazeera

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

  • 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.

  • 1960

    The Kurds in Al Jazeera

    Report on a coup plot against Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, Kurdish activities in al-Jazeera and Soviet interest in Kurdish activities.