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Who are Faylee Kurds? Faylee Kurds are a part of the Kurdish nation in the Middle East. Faylee Kurds are a part of Iraq's indigenous people. The Iraqi Faylee Kurd population was a few millions before the former totalitarian regime forcibly deported more than half of million Faylee Kurds during 1969-1972 and again from 1980 to 1990. Faylee Kurds have lived east of the Tigris River, from Kirkuk in the north all the way to Basra in the south, with major population concentration in Baghdad and surrounding areas. According to Iraqi historians Faylee Kurds ruled this area between the years 1623 and 1629, with Baghdad as their capital.
Until 1980, Faylee Kurds were successful businessmen in areas of commerce and industry. They were well-known politicians, technocrats, poets, musicians, athletes, and lawyers. A few examples: KDP's party Secretary-General, the Kurdistan Student Union President, the Kurdistan Women's Association President and two of the four politicians who founded the PUK in the seventies are Faylee Kurds. The first female lawyer and judge in Iraq and the Middle East, Zekkia Haqqi, is Faylee Kurd. The well-known, in the Arab World, Od player (guitarist), Nesir Shammari, is Faylee Kurd. We are a proud, hard working, thriving and successful Kurdish and Iraqi community.
On this day, April 4th, 1980, thirty years ago the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce called prominent Faylee Kurd businessmen to a meeting to "discuss" the import quota. There, they were rounded up by security agents and taken to the Security Police Headquarters for "interrogation". They were all seized and stripped of everything they had with them, such as identification documents, other documents, money, watches, gold rings, etc. The same day they were secretly deported to Iran. Where had they gone? No one knew then, not even their families. Why? No one had an idea. But it later became known that it was in fact the starting point for a well-planned and well-orchestrated mass deportation of Faylee