Yasin al-Hashimi
Yasin al-Hashimi was an Iraq
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i politician who served twice as that country's prime minister. Like many of Iraq's early leaders, Hashimi, who was born Yasin Hilmi Salman, served as an officer during Ottoman
Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman EmpireIt was usually referred to as the "Ottoman Empire", the "Turkish Empire", the "Ottoman Caliphate" or more commonly "Turkey" by its contemporaries...

 control of the country. He made his political debut under the government of his predecessor, Jafar al-Askari
Jafar al-Askari
Ja'far Pasha al-Askari ‎ served twice as prime minister of Iraq: from November 22, 1923, to August 3, 1924; and from November 21, 1926, to December 31, 1927....

 and replaced Askari as prime minister shortly after, in August 1924.

Hashimi served for ten months before he was replaced, in turn by Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
Abd al-Muhsin Al-Saadoon, Honorary KCMG ‎ was an Iraqi politician who served as Prime Minister of Iraq four separate times between 1922 and 1929...

. Over the next ten years he filled a variety of governmental positions finally returning to the office of prime minister in 1935. On October 30, 1936 Hashimi had the dubious distinction of being the first Iraqi prime minister deposed in a coup, led by General Bakr Sidqi
Bakr Sidqi
Bakr Sidqi , an Iraqi nationalist and general of Kurdish origin, but not a Kurdish nationalist, was born 1890 in Kirkuk and assassinated on August 12, 1937, at Mosul.-Biography:...

 and a coalition of ethnic minorities. Unlike Askari, who was then his minister of defense, Hashimi survived the coup and made his way to Damascus
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, Syria
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, where he died two months later. His older brother, Taha was Prime Minister of Iraq in 1941.


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