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Iraq - Wikipedia
22 Mar 2023 at 9:23am
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and largest city is Baghdad.

Iraq | History, Map, Flag, Population, & Facts | Britannica
22 Mar 2023 at 8:50pm
Iraq, country of southwestern Asia. During ancient times, lands that now constitute Iraq were known as Mesopotamia (?Land Between the Rivers?), a region whose extensive alluvial plains gave rise to some of the world?s earliest civilizations, including those of Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, and Assyria.

Iraq - The World Factbook - CIA
22 Mar 2023 at 12:34am
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by the United Kingdom during World War I and was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration in 1920. Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. It was proclaimed a "republic" in 1958 after a coup overthrew the monarchy, but in actuality, a series of strongmen ...

How Iraq has changed, and how the war changed people, 20 years after ...
22 Mar 2023 at 2:24pm
The last U.S. ground forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011, ending an eight-year deployment that peaked with around 170,000 troops in the country. America's war, "Operation Iraqi Freedom," which ...

Iraq | Today's latest from Al Jazeera
22 Mar 2023 at 5:27am
Stay on top of Iraq latest developments on the ground with Al Jazeera?s fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated maps. Skip links Skip to Featured Content Skip to Content Feed

History of Iraq - Wikipedia
22 Mar 2023 at 3:40am
Iraq is a country in Western Asia that largely corresponds with the territory of ancient Mesopotamia. The history of Mesopotamia extends from the Lower Paleolithic period until the establishment of the Caliphate in the late 7th century AD, after which the region came to be known as Iraq. Encompassed within Iraqi territory is the ancient land of ...

Iraq Maps & Facts - World Atlas
22 Mar 2023 at 3:47am
Iraq (officially, Republic of Iraq) is divided into 18 governorates (muhafazat, sing- muhafazah) and 1 autonomous region. In alphabetical order, these governorates are: Al Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Al Basrah, DiQar, Al Qadisiyah, Diyala, Dahuk, Erbil, Hewler (Halabja), Karbala, Kirkuk, Maysan, Al Muthanna, An Najaf, Ninawa (Nineveh), Salahad Din ...

20 years on, was removing Saddam Hussein worth the war in Iraq?
20 Mar 2023 at 8:00am
20 Mar 2023. Exactly 20 years ago, on March 20, 2003, the United States launched a ground invasion of Iraq, promising to end the rule of President Saddam Hussein and destroy alleged weapons of ...

3 takeaways 20 years after the invasion of Iraq - NPR
22 Mar 2023 at 9:33pm
20 years ago, the U.S. warned of Iraq's alleged 'weapons of mass destruction'. However, Bush's caveat that the campaign "could be longer and more difficult than some predict" proved prescient. In ...

Americans Have Mostly Forgotten the Iraq War. I Haven?t.
20 Mar 2023 at 1:36pm
I Haven?t. March 20, 2023, 9:37 a.m. ET. Iraqi soldiers surveying the aftermath of an ISIS suicide car bomb in East Mosul in 2017, years after the Iraq war ended. Ivor Prickett for The New York ...

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