chapter  XIII
GROWTH OF NATIONALISM IN 'IRAQ, 1914-1920
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DURING the war, Arab Nationalism flickered fitfully in 'Iraq. Talib Pasha proffered his services to the Indian authorities, offering to raise southern 'Iraq against the Turks. The military and political officials, however, trusting to their own resources and desiring no alliances which might complicate the eventual disposal of 'Iraq, made it known that his aid was not only unacceptable but that it would be wise for him to remain out of 'Iraq. He therefore went to Ceylon in 'voluntary exile' 1 until 1917, when he was permitted to go to Egypt. 'Iraqi officers in the Turkish Army, including Nuri as-Sa'id, 'Abdullah DamlujP and others, who came to offer their services, were met with suspicion and sent into detention camps in India and in Egypt.