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  • VIDEO: IS threatens Irbil's ancient Citadel
    The Citadel of Erbil in northern Iraq is under threat from Islamic State militants, who are threatening to drain the funds needed for its preservation.
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:03:08 GMT.
  • Islamic State Claims Southern Iraq Car Bomb
    The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for one of several bombs that exploded Monday across Iraq and left at least 57 people dead. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:17:00 -0400.
  • Legacy of Iran-Iraq war lives on
    How far is the Middle East defined by the Iran-Iraq war?
    BBC News.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:12:24 GMT.
  • More Than 30 Killed In Iraqi Car-Bomb Attacks
    A series of car bombings across Iraq has killed at least 36 people and wounded dozens.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:51:45 +0000.
  • At least 25 killed in three Iraq car bombs: police
    A car bomb blast near the southern Iraqi city of Basra and two others north of the capital Baghdad killed at least 25 people on Monday, security officials said. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:48:18 -0400.
  • Militants loyal to ISIL claim suicide bombings in Nigerian capital
    Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said they were behind suicide bombings near the Nigerian capital Abuja which killed at least 15 people, a statement on Twitter said on Oct.4.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:08:00 +0200.
  • U.S. denies halting anti-IS cooperation with Iraq in Anbar province
    The U.S. embassy in Baghdad denied Sunday it has halted military cooperation with Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group which has captured parts of the country's western province of Anbar.
    Xinhua.  2015-10-05.
  • World Briefing: Iraq: Explosions in Baghdad Kill at Least 18 People
    Two large bombings in Shiite-majority neighborhoods in Baghdad killed at least 18 people on Saturday.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:00:14 GMT.
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  • Global Court Takes Up Case of Cultural Crimes in Mali
    The case is opening as the question of prosecuting cultural destruction has been pushed to the forefront by attacks on cultural and religious sites in Iraq and Syria.
    Marlise Simons.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:23:14 GMT.
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  • India Bars Citizens From Aiding Iraq's IS Fight
    For more than a year, some Shi'ite Muslim groups in India have expressed a desire to travel to Iraq to support Baghdad in its fight against Islamic State militants. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:45:03 -0400.
Iraq map, showing Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, and other Iraqi cities

Facts About Iraq

The Republic of Iraq, located in southwest Asia, is governed by a federal government comprised of executive, legislative, and judicial branches plus various independent commissions.  Its capital city is Baghdad, and its currency is the Iraqi Dinar.

The primary languages used in Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, and in 2007, Iraq's estimated population was 27,500,000.  Approximately 77% of Iraqis are Arab, 18% are Kurdish, and 5% are other ethnicities.

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