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Provisional Government of Qatif
الحكومة المؤقتة القطيف
Unrecognised puppet state of Iraq
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1987–1990 Flag of Qatif.png
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Light green: Territory claimed. Dark green: Territory controlled (with Iraqi assistance).
Capital Khafji
Languages Arabic
Religion Shia & Sunni Islam
Government Ba'athist provisional government
President Jawad Hossam Shalah
History
 •  Established 1987
 •  Disestablished 1990
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The Provisional Government of Qatif (Arabic: الحكومة المؤقتة القطيف) was an unrecognised self proclaimed state located in the western region of Qatif. It was formed at the offset of the Qatifi Civil War by Sunni Ba'athists and Islamists with support from Iraq in opposition to the Qatifi government following an upsurge in sectarian tensions. Initially led by a coalition of former Ba'athists, Islamists and pro-democracy activists, by the time of its dissolution tit was controlled by the Islamic Liberation Army, a Wahabist group. The regime was hevaily dependent on Iraqi and Saudi Arabian aid.

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