NO. 43

24 JULY 1995


Third Cabinet Reshuffle In Iraq Since May

Iraqi President Saddam Husain has undertaken the third reshuffle of hiscabinet in as many months, once again putting aside one of his relatives andclose aides. On 18 July, President Husain removed General 'Ali Hasan al-Majid asDefense Minister and replaced him with General Sultan Hashim Ahmad, the Chief ofStaff. Mr. Majid, a cousin of Saddam, was responsible for the Anfal campaignthat killed thousands of Kurds during...