- Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri
Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri according to Iraqi forces.
BBC News. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:18 GMT.
- Medieval Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared 'caliphate' blown up
The Iraqi Army releases a photo it says shows Islamic State militants have blown up the centuries-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul where leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared their "caliphate" three years ago.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:33:25 +1000.
- UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters.
UN News Centre. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST.
- Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'
Russia says it is investigating whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a 28 May air strike in Raqqa.
BBC News. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:22:39 GMT.
- UNICEF USAVoice: Water Is The Key To Life As It Flows Back Into Eastern Mosul
Iraq Report: As fighting continues to escalate, UNICEF emergency water is essential for families and children in already liberated sections of war-torn Mosul.
By Sam Kimball, Unicef Usa. Forbes. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:17:00 -0400.
- ISIS frees prisoners as it loses grip on Mosul
March 12, 2017 5:00 AMBAGHDAD • The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released dozens of prisoners held in jails in the districts of Mosul that remain under its control, residents said yesterday.
Straits Times. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0800.
- Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Believed To Have Fled Mosul, Hid In Desert
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled his base in Mosul and left behind lower-level operatives to fight the battle for control of the city, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on March 8.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:54:43 +0000.
- Mansory Offers Wide-Body Kit for Mercedes-Benz G-Class
It’s hard to believe that the Mercedes-Benz G-class has been around for nearly 38 years. The boxy, tall, and top-heavy G-Wagen cuts an iconic stance from Beverly Hills to Baghdad. ...
Etahaney. Motor Trend. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:00:16 +0000.
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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