|Ceased publication||June 19, 1956|
|Circulation||~5,400 (as of 1954–55)|
Establishment[change | change source]
The first issue of al-Qaidah came out in January 1943. It was set up by Yusuf Salman Yusuf (Fahd)'s three supporters in the party Central Committee. They were Daud as-Sayegh, Hussain Muhammad ash-Shabibi and Zaki Muhammad Basim. The newspaper wanted to compete with ash-Shararah ('The Spark') for the position as the party newspaper. The different factions of the party were known by the names of their publications. As-Sayegh served as editor of al-Qaidah before being removed from the party.
Ban[change | change source]
Al-Qaidah was banned by the government. People caught with an issue of the newspaper could be put in prison. By 1947, bout 3000 copies of each issue of al-Qaidah were being printed.:191 It was one of the most widely read newspapers in the country at the time. It was primarily read in Baghdad, the Shiite south and the Kurdish north.:181 During 1954–55, seventeen issues of al-Qaidah were published. Its issues had an average circulation of around 5,400.
Ittihad ul-Amal[change | change source]
Shut down[change | change source]
Al-Qaidah was shut down in 1956. The last issue was published on June 19, 1956.
References[change | change source]
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