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  • 'You have sacrificed nothing,' father of fallen Muslim U.S. soldier tells Trump
    The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:07 EDT.
  • Dad of slain Muslim soldier challenges Trump
    The father of a Muslim US soldier killed in Iraq accused Donald Trump of vilifying patriotic American Muslims while "sacrificing nothing" himself, in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:50:01 -0400.
  • 'Unique, strange, terrible'
    Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:17:36 GMT.
  • US General: Afghan IS Linked to Main Group
    The Islamic State group presence in Afghanistan is directly linked to the parent organization in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. Army general in charge of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan said on Wednesday. Gen. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:49:47 -0400.
  • 1 million displaced Iraqis return home: Official
    Around 1 million displaced Iraqis have returned to their homes in areas recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:31:00 +0200.
  • Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead
    The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:14:58 GMT.
  • As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq Prepare for Grinding Insurgency
    The Islamic State’s suicide attack in Baghdad this month, officials say, foreshadows the violence it will unleash as it reverts to its guerrilla roots.
    Michael Schmidt and Eric Schmitt.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:49:59 GMT.
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  • Iraq Bomb Blast Kills 11
    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people. Authorities say 35 people were wounded in the blast Monday in town of Khalis. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:14:36 -0400.
  • Suicide Bomber Hits Baghdad Police Checkpoint
    A suicide bomber has struck a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing and wounding many.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:53:24 +0000.
  • Iraq: Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills at Least 12 People
    A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:18:33 GMT.
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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.

Click on the small Iraq map shown at right to display a full-size map of Iraq.


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