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Al-Asas (Arabic: الأساس‎‎, 'The Foundation') was a daily newspaper brought out by the Iraqi Communist Party. The newspaper was founded in 1948. A well-known lawyer and communist leader, Sharif ash-Sheikh, served as the editor of the newspaper. Al-Asas was closed down by the authorities soon after it was launched.[1]


  1. ^ Ismael, Tareq Y. The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Iraq. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. p. 40