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The Ba'athists opposed the new government, and in 1959, Saddam was involved in the attempted United States-backed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Qassim.
The United States maintains that Saddam ordered the attack to terrorize the Kurdish population in northern Iraq ([7]), but Saddam's regime claimed at the time that Iran was responsible for the attack.
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 Execution by firing squad - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Execution by firing squad is distinct from other forms of execution by firearms, such as a single shot from a handgun to the back of the neck.
Firing squads in the US According to Executions in the U.S. by M. Watt Espy and John Ortiz Smylka, it is estimated that 142 men have been judicially shot in the United States and English-speaking predecessor territories since 1608, excluding executions related to the American Civil War.
Execution by firing squad was banned in Utah by a law passed on March 15, 2004.
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The country did not develop a strong central government, however, and it was not united to meet the invasions of the Norse, who settled on the shores of the island late in the 8th cent., establishing trading towns (including Dublin, Waterford, and Limerick) and creating new petty kingdoms.
He asked that one priest go to each man adding: "Of course this time you will remain for the executions and do all that is necessary for them." To their dismay, the priests realized that none of them had brought the holy oils.
After the executions the four friars were driven to the friary at Church Street, where they celebrated Mass for the repose of the souls of the executed men.
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 A World of Books 2000: International Classics (Library of Congress)
It fanned the fires of a revolution and eventually led to the execution of its author by the Spanish.
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), who was killed by a firing squad during the Spanish Civil War, reflects the spirit and sunny beauty of his native Andalusia in southern Spain.
Having lived many years in exile in the United States and in Puerto Rico, his darker moods are expressed at times through moonlit gardens and melancholy landscapes.
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The most famous one was, of course, Mohammed Ahmed El-Mahdi (1844 - 1885), who united the Sudan under his religious leadership.
    The Economist commented: "The kingdom's Council of Ulema, or religious scholars, recently issued a scathing condemnation of attacks on non-Muslim civilians as a form of deviancy.
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 Timeline 1841-1849
He was one of the first Union volunteers and fought at Shiloh and Chickamauga, and won a battlefield commission for carrying a wounded officer to safety under fire.
On the new warship, USS Princeton, the shipboard cannon called the "Peacemaker" exploded during a demonstration firing.
1846 Jun 15, The United States and Britain signed a treaty settling a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States in the Pacific Northwest at the 49th parallel.
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