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''The Thirteenth Tribe'' (a book whose thesis has been disproven through the field of genetics), Israel Shahak's ''Jewish History, Jewish Religion'', and Roger Garaudy's ''The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics'' (which a French court found guilty of Holocaust denial and racial defamation). The contribution of the Adil Shahi kings to the architecture, painting, language, literature and music of Karnataka is unique. Bijapur (Kannada form of the Sanskrit ''Vidyapur
regarding Iraq and the War on Terror. For instance, on December 16, 2003, he was the top guest on ''The Big Story With John Gibson (John Gibson (media host))'', commenting on the tactics interrogators were likely to use on the just-captured Saddam Hussein. <
in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Its first issue was published on April 9, 2003. Its tagline is "The Independent Voice of Iraq". McNally is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Party for the Iraq Local Governance Program (LGPIII) working together with host country colleagues and provincial government officials to improve legislation, planning, budgeting, and monitoring related to the Provincial Powers Law
as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated. dates 2003–2007 (Iraq) 2010 - present (Gaza) area Iraq Gaza Strip ideology Islamism Islamic fundamentalism '''Ansar al-Sunnah''' or '''Jamaat Ansar al-Sunnah''' or '''Group of the Followers of Sunnah''' (faith) ( Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq
military operations in Northern Ireland during a violent period in the province's history known as "The Troubles". thumb The Ferret was operated by the regiment's reconnaissance platoon in West Germany (Image:Guards museum armoured car 1.jpg) before and after conversion to armoured infantry. Subsequent to Kuwait's independence from Britain in June 1961, President Abd al-Karim Qasim directed belligerent speeches against the oil-rich Gulf state, declaring it an integral component of sovereign Iraq. Speller (2005), ''The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century'', p166 Perceiving Qassim's rhetoric to constitute a possible military threat to Kuwait's sovereignty, Sheikh Abdullah III (Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah) appealed to Britain and Saudi Arabia for assistance. Britain responded to the emergency by concentrating military forces in the Persian Gulf, composed initially of naval assets, as a deterrence to aggression. Tripp (2002), ''History of Iraq'', pp165-166 The Strategic Reserve's 24 Brigade, commanded by Brigadier Horsford, was transported to Kuwait in Bristol Britannias in early July to augment the country's defences. Opportunity for the Kingsmen to acclimatise before relieving 45 Commando was fleeting. Just days after arrival, 1 KINGS occupied a ridge formation approximately 30-miles west of Kuwait City to prepare a defensive position. Mileham (2000), p196 Born around the year 700 in the Arabian Peninsula, he initially studied under Abd-Allah ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, the grandson of the renowned Rashidun Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib. Later he would travel to Basra in Iraq to study under Hasan al-Basri (one of the Tabi‘in). In Basra he began to develop the ideologies that would lead to the Mutazilite school. These stemmed from conflicts that many scholars had in resolving theology and politics. His main contribution to the Mutazilite (Mu'tazili) school was in planting the seeds for the formation of its doctrine. Operational history Compass Call has demonstrated a powerful effect on enemy command and control networks in multiple military operations including Kosovo, Haiti, Panama, Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan. Scowcroft was a leading Republican (U.S. Republican Party) critic of U.S. policy towards Iraq before and after the 2003 invasion (2003 invasion of Iraq), which war critics in particular have seen as significant given Scowcroft's close ties to former President George H.W. Bush. http: www.commondreams.org headlines02 0805-02.htm http: www.pbs.org wgbh pages frontline shows gunning interviews scowcroft.html Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq
; * ''Doonesbury.com's The Sandbox: Dispatches from Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan,'' Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2007), ISBN 0740769456 ISBN 978-0740769450. Blogs by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. * ''Mandaeanism'' is still practiced in small numbers, in parts of southern Iraq and the Iranian province of Khuzestan. The name of the group derives from the term ''Mandā d-Heyyi'', which roughly means "Knowledge of Life." Although the exact
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intelligence organization in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The '''IIS''' was primarily concerned with international intelligence collection and analysis but also performed many activities inside Iraq. :Responsible for the Mujahideen Khalq Organisation (MKO) (People's Mujahedin of Iran). Directorate 18 issues the orders and tasks for MKO operations in Iraq, Iran, and other countries. The last known director for Directorate 18 was BG Ihsan al-Timmimi (Syed Ihsan), with COL Ali Bilal Hussein ad-Dulaimi as his Assistant Director. right thumb 130px Specialist Lizbeth Robles (File:Lizbeth Robles.JPG) In the 21st century, Puerto Ricans have participated in the military campaigns of Afghanistan and Iraq, in what the United States and its allies refer to as the War on Terrorism. Among those that have perished during the Irag Operation are the first three Puerto Rican women to die in a foreign combat zone. They are Specialist Frances M. Vega, Specialist Lizbeth Robles and Specialist Aleina Ramirez Gonzalez. On November 2, 2003, Specialist Frances M. Vega became the first female Puerto Rican soldier born in the United States to die in a war zone. A ground-to-air missile fired by insurgents in Fallujah hit the Chinook (CH-47 Chinook) transport helicopter Vega was in; she was one of 16 soldiers who lost their lives in the crash that followed. On March 1, 2005, Specialist Lizbeth Robles became the first female Puerto Rican soldier born on the island to die in Iraq when her Humvee was involved in an accident. On July 10, 2007, Captain Maria Ines Ortiz, who was assigned to a hospital in an area known as the "Green Zone" in Baghdad, Iraq, became the first Puerto Rican nurse to die in combat and the first Army nurse to die in the Iraq War after the area came under a heavy mortar attack. Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq
rule over Syria ended after only a few months, following the clash between his Syrian Arab forces and regular French forces at the Battle of Maysalun. French troops occupied Syria later that year after the League of Nations put Syria under French mandate (French Mandate of Syria). In 1925, Syrian resistance to French colonial rule broke out in full scale revolt (Great Syrian Revolt). Despite French attempts to maintain control by encouraging sectarian divisions and isolating urban
'''Iraq''' ( ''), is a country with an autonomous region, called Iraqi Kurdistan, in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, Baghdad, is in the center of the country and its largest city. The largest ethnic groups in Iraq are Arabs and Kurds. Other ethnic groups include Assyrians (Assyrian people), Turcoman (Iraqi Turkmens), Shabaki (Shabak people), Armenians (Armenians in Iraq), Mandeans, Circassians (Circassians in Iraq) and Kawliya form the minorities. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism and Mandeanism also extant.
Iraq has a narrow section of coastline measuring Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through the center of Iraq and flow into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land.
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is often referred to as Mesopotamia and thought to be the birthplace of writing and the world's oldest civilizations (cradle of civilization). The area has been home to continuous successive civilizations since the 6th millennium BC. At different periods in its history, Iraq was the center of the indigenous Akkadian (Akkadian Empire), Sumerian (Neo-Sumerian Empire), Assyrian (Neo-Assyrian Empire), and Babylonian (Neo-Babylonian Empire) empires. It was also part of the Median (Median Empire), Achaemenid (Achaemenid Assyria), Hellenistic (Seleucid Empire), Parthian (Arsacid Empire), Sassanid (Sassanid Empire), Roman (Roman Empire), Rashidun (Rashidun Caliphate), Umayyad (Umayyad Caliphate), Abbasid (Abbasid Caliphate), Mongol (Ilkhanate), Safavid (Safavid Empire), Afsharid (Afsharid dynasty), and Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) empires, and under British (United Kingdom) control as a League of Nations mandate.
Iraq's modern borders were mostly demarcated in 1920 by the League of Nations when the Ottoman Empire was divided by the Treaty of Sèvres. Iraq was placed under the authority of the United Kingdom as the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. A monarchy was established in 1921 and the Kingdom of Iraq gained independence from Britain in 1932. In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Republic of Iraq was created. Iraq was controlled by (Ba'athist Iraq) the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (Ba'ath Party (Iraqi-dominated faction)) from 1968 until 2003. After an invasion (2003 invasion of Iraq) by the United States and its allies (Multi-National Force – Iraq), Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party was removed from power and multi-party parliamentary elections (Iraqi parliamentary election, December 2005) were held. The American presence in Iraq (Iraq War) ended in 2011 but the Iraqi insurgency (Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)) continued and intensified as fighters from the Syrian Civil War spilled into the country.