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  Baghdad Burning
The 20-year-old married woman said she was assaulted after police commandos took her into custody Sunday in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Amil, accusing her of helping insurgents.
Baghdad is being torn apart with Shia leaving Sunni areas and Sunnis leaving Shia areas- some under threat and some in fear of attacks.
We watched, stunned, as Baghdad was looted and burned by hordes of men, being watched and saluted by American soldiers in tanks.
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Baghdad is the main transportation hub of Iraq, and is linked with the two most important neighbour countries, Jordan and Syria, with excellent highways.
Baghdad is the most important centre of learning in Iraq with the University of Baghdad (established in 1957), al-Mustansiriyya University (established in 1963) and the University of Technology (established in 1974).
Baghdad was in 836 abandoned to Turkish chiefs, and when it later returned to being the capital of the Muslim world, the city was rebuilt on the eastern bank of the Tigris.
i-cias.com /e.o/baghdad.htm   (1705 words)

  AllRefer.com - Baghdad (Iraq Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Baghdad was founded (762) on the west bank of the Tigris by the Abbasid caliph Mansur, who made it his capital.
Baghdad was captured by the British in 1917, and in 1920 it became the capital of the newly constituted kingdom of Iraq.
With the onset of the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88), however, Baghdad became a target for Iranian attacks; its economic development stagnated as the oil industry was affected by the war.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Baghdad.html   (567 words)

  Baghdad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد‎ translit: Baghdād) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate.
Baghdad's early meteoric growth slowed due to troubles within the Caliphate, including relocations of the capital to Samarra (during 808–819 and 836–892), the loss of the western and easternmost provinces, and periods of political domination by the Iranian Buwayhids (945–1055) and Seljuk Turks (1055–1135).
In 1534, Baghdad was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baghdad   (2499 words)

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the center of air, road, and rail transport in the country.
Baghdad was the seat of the Abbasid caliphate from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Baghdad was at the height of its commercial prosperity during the 8th and 9th centuries AD, and between the 8th and 12th centuries, Baghdad was a flourishing center of Arab civilization.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/baghdad.htm   (879 words)

 Baghdad - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baghdad was founded (762) on the west bank of the Tigris by the Abbasid caliph Mansur, who made it his capital.
Baghdad was captured by the British in 1917, and in 1920 it became the capital of the newly constituted kingdom of Iraq.
With the onset of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), however, Baghdad became a target for Iranian attacks; its economic development stagnated as the oil industry was affected by the war.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/B/Baghdad.asp   (601 words)

 Baghdad - Iraq Special Weapons Facilities
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the centre of air, road, and rail transport in the country.
Baghdad was at the height of its commercial prosperity during the 8th and 9th centuries AD, and between the 8th and 12th centuries, Baghdad was a flourishing center of Arab civilization.
Baghdad became a famous center of learning in the Middle Ages, and by the tenth century was regarded as the intellectual center of the world.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/iraq/facility/baghdad.htm   (1498 words)

 Worldandnation: Copter downed; 2 Americans dead
BAGHDAD - Two American soldiers were killed Thursday night when their helicopter was shot down near Baghdad, while another chopper was hit but landed safely, the U.S. military said.
In Baghdad, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told a small group of Western reporters that next week's planned crackdown, dubbed Operation Lightning, was designed "to restore the initiative to the government." Insurgents have killed more than 620 people since his government was announced April 28.
The government said Baghdad would be divided into two sectors, Karkh on the west bank of the Tigris River that separates the city, and Risafa on the east.
www.sptimes.com /2005/05/27/Worldandnation/Copter_downed_2_Ameri.shtml   (840 words)

 Baghdad (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baghdad was an EP released by The Offspring in 1991.
This 7-inch EP is currently out of print, but sold 3000 copies within one week of its release.
Song Baghdad was also released on Rock Against Bush, Vol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baghdad_(album)   (157 words)

 Bombs kill 4 US troops in Iraq - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Middle East - News
BAGHDAD -- The military said yesterday that four US soldiers had been killed in Iraq, pushing the American death toll past 1,700.
A crackdown by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and offensives carried out by US forces in western Iraq have only temporarily blunted the carnage in which at least 940 people have died since Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced his government six weeks ago.
Aubenas left Baghdad at noon on a French government plane in the middle of a sandstorm.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/06/13/bombs_kill_4_us_troops_in_iraq   (664 words)

 Deltoid » baghdad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For example, the U.S. Army 1st Division in Baghdad reports that the annualized murder rate in Baghdad in August was 15.9, not the 185 reported in the article.
Several families from Abu Ghraib, just west of Baghdad, are there to gather some of the four victims, including an 8-year-old girl, they said were shot to death by American soldiers who opened fire in the market after a grenade was thrown at their armored personnel carrier.
Our best estimates on murder rates in Baghdad — a difficult calculation given that many Iraqi families are burying their own dead without notifying the authorities — indicate some improvement, but they are still far higher than in the most crime-ridden American cities.
timlambert.org /category/lott/baghdad   (3234 words)

 USATODAY.com - Saddam, defense lawyer meet for 1st time   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BAGHDAD (AP) — Former dictator Saddam Hussein met with a lawyer Thursday for the first time since his capture a year ago, officials said.
Saddam's meeting in his cell with a member of his legal team came as the Iraqi government is gearing up to begin the trials of some of Saddam's top deputies next week, ahead of the country's elections in January.
Twelve hand grenades were thrown at troops in central Baghdad, injuring one soldier, while a roadside bomb struck another patrol, causing no casualties.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-12-16-iraq_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (967 words)

 Body Count in Baghdad Nearly Triples - washingtonpost.com
BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 -- Baghdad's morgue almost tripled its count for violent deaths in Iraq's capital during August from 550 to 1,536, authorities said Thursday, appearing to erase most of what U.S. generals and Iraqi leaders had touted as evidence of progress in a major security operation to restore order in the capital.
Baghdad's morgue chiefly handles unidentified gunshot victims, now predominantly shot execution-style and often found with hands bound and showing signs of torture.
An international official in Baghdad said Health Ministry officials had cited the higher toll before lowering it in response to what he said was political pressure.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/07/AR2006090700768_pf.html   (969 words)

 Iraqis Protest on Anniversary of Saddam's Fall
BAGHDAD - Tens of thousands of followers of a rebel Shi'ite cleric marched in Baghdad on Saturday to denounce the U.S. presence in Iraq and demand a speedy trial of Saddam Hussein on the second anniversary of his overthrow.
The rally was called on the second anniversary of the fall of Baghdad with protesters demanding an end to the U.S. military presence in Iraq and a speedy trial for former president Saddam Hussein.
A U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bomb blast north of Baghdad on Friday, raising to at least 1,543 the number of U.S. troops who have lost their lives in Iraq.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0409-02.htm   (986 words)

 The Jewish Community of Baghdad
The community in Baghdad was founded in the mid-eighth century and from the 9th-11th centuries was the seat of the Exilarch (Resh Galutah).
With British entry to Baghdad on February 3, 1917 (fixed as yom nes 17th Adar) there began a period of freedom for the Jews of Baghdad and many of them were employed in the civil service.
The Baghdad community reached the height of its prosperity during the term of office of Rosh Yeshiva Samuel B. Ali Ha-Levi, an opponent of Maimonides, who raised torah study in Baghdad to a high level.
www.bh.org.il /communities/Archive/Baghdad.asp   (1181 words)

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BAGHDAD - The bodies of five labourers were found in the southern Doura district of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb blew up wounding two policemen while they were trying to dismantle it in the eastern Zayouna district of the capital, police said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed a soldier and wounded four civilians in Palestine street in northeastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.
www.alertnet.org /thenews/newsdesk/L09482301.htm   (601 words)

 Blast at Baghdad hotel kills 7 - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
U.S. Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler confirmed the attack was a suicide bombing, but said the destroyed Mount Lebanon Hotel may not have been the intended target because the vehicle loaded with explosives was in the middle of the street, and not parked in front of the hotel.
March 17: Watch video of the explosion in Baghdad, as you can see the flash appear behind a woman waiting to be interviewed on Arab-language television.
That was the same mixture of explosives used in the Aug. 19 suicide attack on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 people.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4448093   (1263 words)

Although Baghdad proper was only founded in 762 CE, the region where the city is situated, at the confluence of the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, is generally considered the cradle of civilization.
Her "Baghdad Wal Chouarra" was a special composition, in keeping with her practice of beginning concerts in foreign countries with a song dedicated to the host country.
Likewise, Algerian-born musician Hamid Baroudi combines North African and European musical tropes on "Caravan II Baghdad." Though not enormously well-known in the States, at least not yet, Baroudi regularly hits the European world music charts, and "Caravan II Baghdad" was a number-one hit in Algeria in the early 1990s.
www.newcolonist.com /cs-baghdad.html   (951 words)

 Baghdad - The New York Sun
Excerpt: BAGHDAD — Shiite militants and police enraged by deadly truck bombings went on a shooting rampage against Sunnis in a northwestern Iraqi city yesterday, killing as many as 70 men execution-style and prompting fears that sectarian violence was...
Excerpt: BAGHDAD — The suicide attack against Iraq's Sunni deputy prime minister is now seen as an inside job carried out by a member of his own security detail — a distant relative who had been arrested as an insurgent, freed at the official's request, then...
Excerpt: BAGHDAD — The former deputy in Saddam Hussein's government was hanged before dawn today for the killings of 148 Shiites, an official with the prime minister's office said.
www.nysun.com /inform/related_results.php?term=Baghdad   (735 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Yakut: Baghdad under the Abbasids, c. 1000 CE
Baghdad "the city of the Arabian nights" was founded in 764 CE.
The city of Baghdad formed two vast semi-circles on the right and left banks of the Tigris, twelve miles in diameter.
Baghdad was a veritable City of Palaces, not made of stucco and mortar, but of marble.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/1000baghdad.html   (721 words)

 Baghdad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When asked to describe the impact of Baghdad bombing on either government decision--making or military capability, knowledgeable officials state that given their assumption of a short war (at least a short air war), they could think of only minor effect, particularly given emergency generators used to handle the most important needs.
A total of 96 Baghdad sorties were aborted and weapons were not dropped due to weather, air defenses, the inability of the pilots to acquire the target, or equipment malfunctions (see table 2).
Perhaps the White House's pressure on news media executives to remove their reporters from Baghdad prior to the bombing had other purposes, but the news media understood Marlin Fitzwater's personal entreaties as a warning that people in Baghdad were “in grave danger” given the intensity of bombing that would occur.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj97/spr97/arkin.html   (7822 words)

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The city's gradual expansion caused it to extend beyond the original walls, and as it spread across to the river's east bank, its two halves were joined by a bridge built of boats.
When the Mongols invaded Baghdad in the 13th century, the caliph was murdered, many buildings and the irrigation system were destroyed, thus adding dramatically to the city's decline.
Tahrir Square, standing on the river's left bank at one end of the Jumhuriyah Bridge, is the heart of Baghdad and from it radiate the city's main streets.
www.arab.net /iraq/iq_baghdad.htm   (476 words)

 Security Ring for Baghdad Underway - washingtonpost.com
BAGHDAD, Sept. 15 -- U.S. military and Iraqi security forces have begun a massive effort to seal off Baghdad with a ring of reinforced checkpoints, berms, trenches, barriers and fences in an attempt to clamp down on insurgents, officials said Friday.
Baghdad's body count has surged in recent days, despite a month-old push by thousands of U.S. and Iraqi forces to tame some of the capital's roughest neighborhoods.
The construction of a ring around Baghdad would be the most ambitious security endeavor yet for the U.S. military and its Iraqi allies as they try to block militias, death squads and insurgents from funneling in weapons, explosives, funding and recruits from outside the capital.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/15/AR2006091501232.html   (766 words)

 Baghdad: For Centuries a Major Centre of Jewish Life
By the 10th century the major Babylonian institutions, including the great talmudic yeshivahs of Sura and Pumbedita and the court of the Exilarch, had all relocated to Baghdad in order to be closer to the seat of the Islamic Caliphate, which was the most powerful political force in the western world.
During the zenith of Iraqi-Jewish dominance it was inconceivable to many Jews that Baghdad had not always been a major Jewish center, and some talmudic sources were rewritten to reflect that perception.
According to one such tradition Rav, the original founder of the venerable talmudic academy at Sura, had really intended to go to Baghdad, but had been tricked into staying by the mother of one of his students, who did not want to be parted from her son.
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/Shokel/910315_Baghdad.html   (841 words)

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