Articles in Iraq ( 392 )

392 Articles of interest in Iraq

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  • East Baghdad Field

    East Baghdad Field is a group of oil fields, located east of Baghdad, Iraq. East Baghdad is proven to hold 8 billion barrels (1.3 billion cubic metres) of recoverable reserve and believed to have a production potential of 400,000 barrels per day (64…

  • Delal

    Delal or Pira Delal also Pirdí Delal ("The Bridge Delal" in Kurdish), informally known also as Pira Berî (Stone Bridge), is an ancient bridge over the Khabur river in the town of Zakho, in southern Kurdistan.

  • Darbandikhan Dam

    The Darbandikhan Dam (Kurdish: Bandawie Darbandixan) is a multi-purpose embankment dam on the Diyala River in northern As Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. It was constructed between 1956 and 1961. The purpose of the dam is irrigation, flood control, …

  • Baghdad Tower

    Baghdad Tower (Arabic: برج بغداد‎) (previously called International Saddam Tower) is a 205 m (673 ft) TV tower in Baghdad, Iraq. The tower opened in 1994 and replaced a communications tower destroyed in the Gulf War. A revolving restaurant and obser…

  • Al-A'amiriya

    Al-A'amiriya (Arabic العامريه) is a neighborhood in the Mansour district of western Baghdad, Iraq, on the way to Anbar Province.

  • Akashat

    Akashat is a small town in the northwest of Al Anbar province of Iraq, with a population of around 5,000. It was built as an industrial village in 1985, attached to the local phosphate quarry and administered by the ministry of industry. The Phospha…

  • 2009 Tal Afar bombing

    The 9 July 2009 Tal Afar bombing was a double suicide bombing which occurred in Tal Afar, Iraq in July 2009. The bombing occurred when two men detonated explosive vests.

  • June 2009 Baghdad bombing

    The 24 June 2009 Baghdad bombing was one of the bombings in Iraq and a bombing that occurred in the Muraidi Market of the Sadr City area of Baghdad, Iraq. At least 69 people were killed and 150 others injured. An official said that the explosion was…

  • Barwari

    Barwar (Syriac: ܒܪܘܪ) also known as Barwari and Barwari Bala, is a region situated in northern Dohuk Governorate in Iraq.

  • Musayyib

    Musayyib (Arabic: المسيب‎) is a city in the Babil Province, Iraq. As of 2003, its population is 279,939. Musayyib sits on both the east and west banks of the Euphrates River, which splits into the Hindiya and Hilla branches just south of the city. M…

  • Mulla Effendi

    Mulla Abu Bakr Effendi, also Mulla Effendi (also spelled Mala Fandi), (Kurdish: Mele Fendî) (Arabic: ملا أفندي‎) also Abu Bakr IIII or Küçük Mulla (1863 - December 31, 1942) was a senior Kurdish Muslim cleric, Islamic philosopher, scholar, astronome…

  • MEK Compound

    The MEK Compound (Mujahedin-E Khalq) in Fallujah, Iraq (also known as Camp Fallujah) is a large compound used by the U.S. Marines from 2004 to 2009. Prior to Marine occupation, the Iranian dissident group called Mujahideen-e-Khalq used the MEK as a …

  • Kuara (Sumer)

    Kuara (also known as Kisiga, Ku'ara, modern Tell al-Lahm site, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq) is an archaeological site in Dhi Qar Province (Iraq). According to the Sumerian king list, Kuara was also the home of Dumuzid, the fisherman, legendary third k…

  • Hawizeh Marshes

    The Hawizeh Marshes are a complex of marshes that straddle the Iraq and Iran border. The marshes are fed by two branches of the Tigris River (the Al-Musharrah and Al-Kahla) in Iraq and Karkheh River in Iran. The Hawizeh marsh is critical to the surv…

  • Hamrin

    Hamrin is a town in northern Iraq which sits on the western shore of a man-made lake of the same name, both of which are at the southern extreme of the Hamrin Mountains. Hamrin is home to approximately 12,000 people.

  • Hammar Marshes

    The Hammar Marshes (Iraq) are a large complex of wetlands in Iraq that are part of the Tigris-Euphrates river system, along with the Mesopotamian Marshes which also encompass the Hawizeh and Central Marshes.

  • Garden of Ridván, Baghdad

    The Garden of Ridván (lit. garden of paradise) or Najibiyyih Garden was a wooded garden in what is now Baghdad's Rusafa District, on the banks of the Tigris river. It is notable as the location where Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, stayed …

  • Central Marshes

    The Central or Qurna Marshes were a large complex of wetlands in Iraq that were part of the Tigris-Euphrates river system, along with the Hawizeh and Hammar Marshes.

  • Assassins' Gate (Green Zone)

    The Assassin's Gate is one of four primary points of entry to the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. The name originates from the unit (Alpha Company, 2-6 Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division - Alpha Company Assassins) initially providing security …

  • April 2009 Baghdad bombings

    The 6 April 2009 Baghdad bombings were six car bombings across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, though it was not known if the attacks were a result of coordination and planning or merely coincidental.

  • 2008 Balad Ruz bombing

    The 15 September 2008 Balad Ruz bombing occurred on 15 September 2008 in Balad Ruz, Diyala when a suicide bomber walked into and detonated herself at an Iftar banquet being held in the home of a policeman in celebration of his release from American …

  • Rawandiz

    Rawandiz (Kurdish: ڕەواندز, Rrewandiz; Arabic: رواندوز‎), also spelled Rawanduz, Rowanduz, or Rwandz, is a city of Iraqi Kurdistan, located in the Soran District of Erbil Governorate, Iraq, close to the borders with Iran and Turkey.

  • Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta

    Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta (modern Tulul ul Aqar in Salah al-Din Governorate, Iraq) was a new cult center for Ashur and perhaps a new capital city founded by the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I (about 1243–1207 BC) just north of Assur. Its name meant "Port…

  • Al-Mahawil

    Al-Mahawil (also Mahawil, Al Maḩāwīl, Qaḑā’ al Maḩāwīl, and Khān al Mahawīl) is a Sunni Arab city in southern Iraq in the Babil Governorate.

  • Zabala (Sumer)

    Zabala (also Zabalam, modern Tell Ibzeikh, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq) was a city of ancient Sumer in what is now the Dhi Qar governorate in Iraq. Zabala was at the crossing of the ancient Iturungal and Ninagina canals. The city's deity was Inanna of…

  • Yarmouk, Baghdad

    Yarmouk (Arabic,اليرموك) is an upmarket neighborhood (67th) located within Mansour district in Baghdad, Iraq, and adjacent to Baghdad Airport Road. It was once home to numbers of high-ranking officials from Saddam Hussein's regime. Yarmouk is consid…

  • Warbah Island

    Warbah Island (Arabic: جزيرة وربة‎) is an island belonging to Kuwait, located in the Persian Gulf, near the mouth of the Euphrates River. It is located roughly 100 metres (110 yd) east of the Kuwaiti mainland, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of Bubiy…

  • Shalamcheh

    Shalamcheh (Persian: شَلَمچه‎) is a town located in Khuzestan Province, Iran. It is situated on the border with Iraq, northwest of Abadan.