Articles in Iraq ( 392 )

392 Articles of interest in Iraq

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  • Sippar

    Sippar (Sumerian: Zimbir) was an ancient Near Eastern city on the east bank of the Euphrates river, located at the site of modern Tell Abu Habbah in Iraq's Babil Governorate, some 60 km north of Babylon and 30 km southwest of Baghdad. The city's anc…

  • Mosul International Airport

    Mosul International Airport (IATA: OSM, ICAO: ORBM) is an airport located at Mosul, capital of Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. It became a civil airport in 1990 with the rebuild of the runway (from asphalt to concrete) and construction of a new terminal.…

  • Jarmo

    Jarmo (Qal'at Jarmo) is an archeological site located in northern Iraq on the foothills of Zagros Mountains east of Kirkuk city. It was one of the oldest agricultural communities in the world, dating back to 7090 BCE. Jarmo is broadly contemporary w…

  • Lake Tharthar

    Lake Tharthar (also Therthar), and known in Iraq as Buhayrat ath-Tharthar (Arabic: بحيرة الثرثار‎), is a lake situated 120 kilometers north of Baghdad between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. It is the largest lake in Iraq. The construction of s…

  • Sulaimaniyah International Airport

    Sulaimaniyah International Airport (IATA: ISU, ICAO: ORSU) is an airport 15 kilometers outside of the city of Sulaimaniyah, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The airport has facilities for both cargo and passengers. Sulaimaniyah International Airport…

  • Battle of Mosul (2004)

    The Battle for Mosul was a battle fought during the Iraq War in 2004 for the capital of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq that occurred concurrently to fighting in Fallujah.

  • Al-Askari Shrine

    Al ‘Askarī Shrine or the ‘Askariyya Shrine (Arabic: مرقد الامامين علي الهادي والحسن العسكريMarqad al-Imāmayn ‘Alī l-Hādī wa l-Ħassan al-‘Askarī) is a Shī‘ah Muslim holy site in the Iraqi city of Sāmarrā 125 km (78 mi) from Baghdad. It is one of th…

  • Eshnunna

    Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar in Diyala Province, Iraq) was an ancient Sumerian (and later Akkadian) city and city-state in central Mesopotamia.

  • Republican Palace

    The Republican Palace (Arabic: القصر الجمهوري al-Qaṣr al-Ǧumhūriy) is a palace in Baghdad, Iraq, constructed on the orders of King Faisal II. It was Saddam Hussein's preferred place to meet visiting heads of state. The United States spared the palac…

  • Amarah

    Amarah (Arabic: العمارة‎; BGN: Al ‘Amārah; also spelled Amara), is a city in southeastern Iraq, located on a low ridge next to the Tigris River waterway south of Baghdad about 50 km from the border with Iran.

  • Dur-Kurigalzu

    Dur-Kurigalzu (modern `Aqar-Qūf عقرقوف in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq) was a city in southern Mesopotamia near the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the center of Baghdad. It was founded by a Kassite king o…

  • Baghdad Zoo

    The Baghdad Zoo is a 200-acre (81 ha) zoo originally opened in 1971 and located in Baghdad, Iraq, in the Al Zawra’a Gardens area along with the Al Zawra’a Dream Park (amusement park) and Zawra'a Tower. Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the zoo house…

  • West Qurna Field

    West Qurna (Arabic: غرب قرنة‎) is one of Iraq's largest oil fields, located north of Rumaila field, west of Basra. West Qurna is believed to hold 43 billion barrels (6.8×10^9 m3) of recoverable reserves Christopher Helman (2010-01-21). "The World's …

  • Battle of Najaf (2004)

    The Battle of Najaf was fought between United States and Iraqi forces on one side and the Islamist Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr on the other in the Iraqi city of Najaf in August 2004.

  • Battle of Al Busayyah

    The Battle of Al Busayyah was a tank battle fought just before sunrise on February 26, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, between armored forces of the United States Army and those of the Iraqi Army.

  • Ali Air Base

    Imam Ali Air Base (ICAO: ORTL) is a military airbase located near Nasiriyah, Iraq. It is also known as Tallil Air Base. Until December 2011, the base was used by United States Armed Forces. It is generally known as Camp Adder by the U.S. Army; the n…

  • Firdos Square

    Firdaus Square (Arabic: ساحة الفردوس‎; transliterated: Sahat al-Firdaus), is a public open space in Baghdad, Iraq. It is named after the Persian word Firdows, which literally means "paradise". The 14th of Ramadan Mosque and two of the best-known hot…

  • Kadhimiya

    al-Kāżimiyyah (Arabic: الكاظميةal-Kāżimiyyah; alternatively, Arabic: الكاظمينal-Kāżimayn), is a town located in what is now a northern neighbourhood of Baghdad, Iraq about five kilometres from the city center.

  • Al Najaf International Airport

    Al Najaf International Airport (IATA: NJF; ICAO: ORNI) is the airport serving Najaf, Iraq, and is located on the eastern side of the city. Formerly a military airbase, the facility consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) long and 70 m…

  • Girsu

    Girsu (cuneiform:?; Sumerian:Ĝirsu; Akkadian:?) is modern Tell Telloh, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq, and it was a city of ancient Sumer, situated some 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Lagash.

  • Assyrian eclipse

    The Assyrian eclipse—also known as Bur-Sagale (Bur-Saggile, Pur-Sagale or Par-Sagale) eclipse was a solar eclipse that occurred in 763 BC. It was recorded in Assyrian eponym lists, most likely in the 9th year of the reign of king Ashur-dan III.

  • Package Q Strike

    The Package Q Airstrike was the largest air strike of the Gulf War, and the largest strike of F-16s in military history. Many aircraft including the F-117 were used to attack targets in Baghdad, which was the most heavily defended area of Iraq.

  • Camp Ashraf

    Camp Ashraf or Ashraf City was a refugee camp in Iraq's Diyala province, having the character of a small city with all basic infrastructure, and headquarter of the exiled People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

  • Borsippa

    Borsippa (Sumerian: BAD.SI.(A).AB.BAKI; Akkadian: Barsip and Til-Barsip) or Birs Nimrud (having been identified with Nimrod) is an archeological site in Babylon Province, Iraq. The ziggurat, the "Tongue Tower," today one of the most vividly identifi…

  • Bad-tibira

    Bad-tibira, "Wall of the Copper Worker(s)", or "Fortress of the Smiths", identified as modern Tell al-Madineh, between Ash Shatrah and Tell as-Senkereh (ancient Larsa) in southern Iraq, was an ancient Sumerian city, which appears among antediluvian …

  • Balad, Iraq

    Balad (Arabic: بلد‎), also transliterated Beled or Belad, is a city in the Salah ad Din Governorate, Iraq, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the national capital, Baghdad. It is the capital of Balad District.

  • Nuzi

    Nuzi (or Nuzu; Akkadian Gasur; modern Yorghan Tepe, Iraq) was an ancient Mesopotamian city southwest of Kirkuk in modern Al Ta'amim Governorate of Iraq, located near the Tigris river. The site consists of one medium-sized multiperiod tell and two sm…

  • Camp Cropper

    Camp Cropper was a holding facility for security detainees operated by the United States Army near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The facility was initially operated as a high-value detention site (HVD), but has since been expanded increasin…

  • Amadiya

    Amadiya (Kurdish: Amêdî, Arabic: اميدي‎, Amediyah), is a town along a tributary to the Great Zab in the Dahuk Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • Ankawa

    Ankawa (a.k.a. Ainkawa) (Syriac: ܥܢܟܒܐ, Arabic: عنكاوا‎, ‘ankāwā) is an Assyrian suburb of Erbil.

  • Ibn Sina Hospital

    Ibn Sina Hospital is a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq which was built by four Iraqi doctors – Modafar Al Shather, Kadim Shubar, Kasim Abdul Majeed and Clement Serkis – in the mid-1960s. It was purchased for a fraction of its true value by the Iraqi gover…