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, and is currently the only Assyrian-based political party to be voting in the Iraqi parliament (Council of Representatives of Iraq). The Ultimate Warrior had defeated Hogan for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania a year earlier and entered 1991 as the champion. In the meantime, Sgt. Slaughter had returned to the WWF near the end of 1990 after spending five years wrestling in the American Wrestling Association. When he returned his character was changed to become aligned with Iraq, which coincided with the United States entering the conflict in the Middle East that led to Operation Desert Storm (First Gulf War), and he became a contender for Warrior's title. At the same time, Savage was also vying for the title that he had lost to Hogan at WrestleMania V, and began prodding the Warrior to give him a title shot. Warrior refused and instead Slaughter received the shot. At the Royal Rumble (Royal Rumble (1991)) in January 1991, interference from Savage and his valet Sensational Queen Sherri (Sherri Martel) cost Warrior the title as Slaughter defeated the champion by pin after Savage hit him with a scepter. Warrior left the ring to chase after Savage following his loss and over the next few weeks their feud began to build, which hit a climax when Warrior challenged the Macho King to a retirement match at WrestleMania which Savage accepted. From 1987 to 1993, Timmerman published the ''Middle East Defense News'' and was international correspondent for ''Defense Electronics.'' He also wrote monographs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center on efforts by Iraq, Syria and Libya to acquire weapons of mass destruction. * 29 April — 18 June: Operation Deny Flight in the Adriatic Sea, Operation Maritime Guard * 22 June — 17 August: Maritime Interdiction Operations enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq, North Red Sea * 7 November: provided assistance to the Argentine frigate ARA Granville (P-33) while in port at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico '''Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid''' ( Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq


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, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Iraq and more recently, Afghanistan provided many new insights and knowledge. Successful CT operations in Côte d'Ivoire (2004) and the Middle-East (2006) proved once again that the KCT is an extremely able, highly independent and versatile unit. On July 4, 2003 a composite company was dispatched to Iraq and was the first TA Infantry unit to be compulsorily mobilised since the Suez Crisis in 1956. The three platoons deployed there served


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. Activism Kid Rock has been involved with many charitable organizations but his main support has gone to Operation Homefront. Kid Rock has frequently partnered with Jim Beam to make large donations to the organization. He is close friends with Tony Stewart as he helps with charity events, and Kid Rock narrated ''Tony Stewart: Smoke'', a documentary of Stewart's 2002 championship season. Kid Rock has performed for American service men and women in countries

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he overshadowed Secretary of State James A. Baker during the Persian Gulf Crisis.


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and seminomadic herders. The most significant feature of the area is the Wadi as Sirhan, a large basin as much as 300 meters below the surrounding plateau, which is the vestige of an ancient inland sea. For thousands of years, some of the heavily traveled caravan routes between the Mediterranean and the central and southern peninsula have passed through the Wadi as Sirhan. The most important oases in the area are Al Jawf and Sakakah, just north of the An Nafud. thumb 350px Desert Storm, the 1991 liberation of Kuwait (File:DesertStormMap v2.svg), was launched from Saudi territory and Saudi forces participated in the operation When Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia's northern neighbor Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia immediately requested the deployment of US troops within the country to deter further aggression. Saudi forces participated in the subsequent Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War): Saudi pilots flew more than 7,000 sorties and Saudi troops took part in the battles around the Saudi town of Raʾs al-Khafji (Battle of Khafji). Encyclopaedia Britannica Online: Saudi Arabia History Since the Gulf war, the US has had a continued presence of 5,000 troops stationed in Saudi Arabia - a figure that rose to 10,000 during the 2003 conflict in Iraq (Iraq War). Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq


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to the borders of Afghanistan. The type locality (Type locality (biology)) is listed as "Perse" (Persia). According to Drumheller, the CIA, with the help of a friendly intelligence service, recruited Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri in Europe during the late summer of 2002. Sabri told the CIA in September that Saddam had no major active weapons of mass destruction programs; they had no fissile fissile material and biological weapons (Biological warfare) were almost non-existent, although he claimed that there were chemical weapons (Chemical warfare). This information was then transmitted to the White House, but it was ignored in favor of the information coming from a source known as Curveball (Curveball (informant)). SCAW opposes the occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti, though Iraq and Afghanistan are generally more prominent in terms of activity. SCAW has also done work to help the War Resisters Support Campaign, especially in Ottawa, where SCAW-Carleton was part of a group of dozens of people who marched down Bank Street to show their support for the Campaign on January 26, 2008. "Carleton Students Rally with US War Resisters," ''The Charlatan'' (31 Jan 2008). http: www.charlatan.ca index.php?option com_content&task view&id 19695&Itemid 176. See also ''The Fulcrum''. http: www.thefulcrum.ca node 1028. The political composition of SCAW includes NDP (New Democratic Party) members, International Socialists, anarchists, left liberals and many others. - 16 August 29, 2003 Actor Larry Miller (Larry Miller (actor)), Tom McClintock, Bay Buchanan, comedian Dennis Miller, Senator Joe Biden Iraq and North Korea, Republican Party (Republican Party (United States))'s convention, influence of MTV and rap music - - 89 November 10, 2006 CNN's Candy Crowley, actor Rainn Wilson, author Salman Rushdie; via satellite, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Jeff Flake 2006 elections (United States elections, 2006), plan for Iraq, Congressional earmarks (Earmark (politics)), resignation of Donald Rumsfeld - - 90 November 17, 2006 Guitarist Tom Morello of Audioslave, journalist Dana Priest, actor Richard Dreyfuss; via satellite, journalist Dan Rather and television's Norman Lear Journalistic roles ethics, strategy for Iraq, incoming Democratic Congress (110th United States Congress), O.J. Simpson book (If I Did It), future of democracy - - 91 February 16, 2007 Fmr Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (Michael S. Steele), fmr Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, TV host Craig Ferguson; via satellite, fmr Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and basketball player John Amaechi Developments in North Korea, Iran, and Iraq; global warming; Mitt Romney and Mormonism; Al Franken Senate campaign - - 92 February 23, 2007 Rep. Darrell Issa, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, actor Steven Weber (Steven Weber (actor)); via satellite, Sen. Joe Biden and filmmaker David Mamet Guantanamo Bay detention camp, clash of civilizations, developments in Iraq, David Geffen political comments, cameras in courtrooms - - 108 September 14, 2007 Journalist Carl Bernstein, Rep Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), comedian Drew Carey; via satellite, Sen Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and author Robert Draper Petraeus report (Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq) and Middle East policy, 9 11 (September 11 attacks) anniversary and relationship to Iraq, Hillary Clinton campaign - In 871, the Caliph al-Mu'tamid appointed his brother Al-Muwaffaq (Al-Muwaffaq (vizier)) as governor of Damascus, and his son, later the Caliph Al-Mu'tadid, to succeed Yarjukh as governor of Egypt. The rebellion of the Zanji, a group of black slaves who seized control of Basra and much of southern Iraq during this decade, siphoned much of the caliphate's resources away from the provinces. In 874, ibn Ṭūlūn took advantage of the chaos in Iraq to sever relations with Baghdad and declare independence. In 871, the Caliph al-Mu'tamid appointed his brother Al-Muwaffaq (Al-Muwaffaq (vizier)) as governor of Damascus, and his son, later the Caliph Al-Mu'tadid, to succeed Yarjukh as governor of Egypt. The rebellion of the Zanji, a group of black slaves who seized control of Basra and much of southern Iraq during this decade, siphoned much of the caliphate's resources away from the provinces. In 874, ibn Ṭūlūn took advantage of the chaos in Iraq to sever relations with Baghdad and declare independence. *''Christians, Muslims, and Islamic Rage'' (Zondervan 2003) *''Churchill's Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Iraq'' (Carroll and Graf, in the USA 2004: called ''Winston's Folly'' with Constable in the UK in 2004) Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq


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with the appropriate specialized skills, although the geographic desks remain the principal units involved in the recruitment of personnel in so-called denied areas (Libya, Iraq, Iran, etc.). Special operations also provided special air, ground, maritime and training support for the Agency's intelligence gathering operations. On January 16, 1991 the ''Gauntlets'' flew strikes against Iraq in support of Operation Desert Storm. During the 43-day war, the ''Gauntlets'' fired 28 HARMs against Iraqi air defenses, ensuring that CVW-5 did not lose any aircraft to enemy fire. '''ʾAḥmad Ibn Yaḥyā al-Balādhurī''' Arabic (أحمد بن يحيى بن جابر البلاذري) was a 9th century Persian (Persian people) historian. One of the eminent middle-eastern historians of his age, he spent most of his life in Baghdad and enjoyed great influence at the court of the caliph al-Mutawakkil. He traveled in Syria and Iraq, compiling information for his major works. He is regarded as a reliable source for the history of the early Arabs and the history of Muslim expansion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright © 2001-05 Columbia University Press The Columbia Encyclopedia website '''Islamic Group of Kurdistan Irak''' (Kurdish (Kurdish language): '''كؤمةلَي ئيسلامي لة كوردستان عيراق''' Kurdish (Kurdish language): ''Komele Islami le Kurdistan Iraq'') is an Islamist movement in Iraqi Kurdistan. It practices the method of “ Sunnah and Jamaa’h” Established by Ali Bapir in May 2001. Bapir is a former member of the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan. The group reportedly receives funding from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. The GC has also contributed to Singapore's overseas security and humanitarian missions. For example, GC officers were part of a 40-man Singapore Police Contingent to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor in 2000 They also joined a 30-man team to Iraq to help train about 1,500 local Iraqi trainers and police officers for three months before returning to Singapore on 19 September 2003 Distribution Within the former Soviet Union, it occurs in Transcaucasia , in Azerbaijan Talysh and Karabakh regions, Northern Armenia, Abkhazia and Kopet Dag. ''Mammals of the Soviet Union'' Vol.II Part 1a, SIRENIA AND CARNIVORA (Sea cows; Wolves and Bears), V.G Heptner and N.P Naumov editors, Science Publishers, Inc. USA. 1998. ISBN 1886106819 Outside the ex-USSR, it occurs in Iran, Iraq and Turkey. The Mammals of Iraq. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2011-09-26. It is extinct in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and, more recently, in Syria. Genetic diversity of endangered brown bear (Ursus arctos) populations at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2011-09-26. Plot The members of the Tribulation Force (Tribulation Force (group)) have discovered that their pastor, Bruce Barnes (Bruce Barnes (Left Behind)), has been killed during the bombing of a hospital in World War III (World War III (Left Behind)). Rayford Steele is quickly called to meet Global Community Supreme Potentate and Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia in Dallas, Texas to fly him to New Babylon (New Babylon (Left Behind)), Iraq. Meanwhile, Cameron "Buck" Williams and Chloe Steele go to New Hope Village Church to inform Loretta about Bruce. Chloe is in downtown Chicago, Illinois when it is bombed by the Global Community. Buck is eventually able to rescue her after she crashed her Range Rover into a tree. Rayford hears about this and sends Amanda White back to Chicago to help them and to keep her safe because Nicolae was dropping bombs on major cities and he says to her, "If your flight doesn't leave before mine, board my flight", because Ray is piloting the flight that Nicolae is on. On the flight back to New Babylon, Rayford learns much about Nicolae's secret plans through a secret intercom device installed by his former boss at Pan-Continental Airlines, Earl Halliday. Rayford eventually arrives back in New Babylon. The Fourth Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment was re-activated on 1 June 2006 and is assigned to the newly designated 4th Striker Combat Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, based at Fort Lewis, Washington. As the 4th Brigade is a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, this battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment is now a fully mobile mechanized infantry unit. The battalion deployed to Iraq in the spring of 2007 and engaged in combat operations in Tarmiyah, the Battle of Baqubah, and other locations throughout Diyala (Diyala Governorate) and Salah Ed-Din (Salah ad Din Governorate). At the same time they field tested the Army's Land Warrior next generation soldier technology. Shachtman, Noah. "Soldier of the Future Gets His Gear On". ''Danger Room,'' a blog of ''Wired.'' Published 26 September 2007. Accessed 28 August 2011. '''Faris al-Sultan''' ( Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq

Iraq

'''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.

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