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1935 Yazidi revolt

1935 Yazidi revolt
DateOctober 1935
LocationJabal Sinjar, Mosul province, Kingdom of Iraq
Result Revolts suppressed
Jabal Sinjar put under military control
Template:Country data Iraq Kingdom of Iraq Iraqi Yazidi tribesmen
Commanders and leaders

Template:Country data Iraq Yasin al-Hashimi

Template:Country data Iraq Bakr Sidqi
Casualties and losses
200 villagers killed[1]

The 1935 Yazidi revolt took place in Iraq in October 1935.[1] The Iraqi government, under Yasin al-Hashimi, crushed a revolt by the Kurdish-speaking Yazidi 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.

The Yazidis of Jabal Sinjar constituted the majority of Iraqi Yazidi population - the second largest non-Muslim minority within the kingdom, and the largest heterodox Kurdish-speaking group in the province of Mosul.[2] In 1939, the region of Jabal Sinjar was once again put under military control, together with the Shekhan District.[2]

See also


Fuccaro, "Ethnicity, State-Formation and Conscription in Postcolonial Iraq: The Case of the Yazidi Kurds of Jabal Sinjar," 559-80.


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  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. [2]