Salih Mahdi Ammash

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Salih Mahdi Ammash
صالح مهدي عماش
Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
11 November 1963 – September 1971
Personal details
Born 1925
Baghdad, Kingdom of Iraq
Died 1979
Political party Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma mater Baghdad Military College and Baghdad Staff College
Religion Sunni Islam

Salih Mahdi Ammash (1925–1979) was an Iraqi Regional Branch politician and Iraqi army officer who sat on the Regional Command from 1963 to 1971.


He was born into a peasant family in Baghdad, 1925.[1] Ammash attended the Baghdad Military College and the Baghdad Staff College.[1] He joined the Ba'ath Party in 1952 and become one of the first military Ba'athists in the Iraqi Regional Branch.[1] Ammash was a member of the Free Officers Movement which toppled the Iraqi monarchy.[1]

Ammash was elected to the Regional Command for three separate terms.[2] His daughter Huda became the first and only female member of the Regional Command on 18 May 2001.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e Ghareeb & Dougherty 2004, p. 12.
  2. ^ Devlin 1975, pp. 338–339.


  • Devlin, John (1975). The Baath Party: a History from its Origins to 1966 (2nd ed.). Hoover Institute Press. ISBN 978-0-8179-6561-7. 
  • Ghareeb, Edmund A.; Dougherty, Beth K. (2004). Historical Dictionary of Iraq. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-4330-1.