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or Bag·dad  (băg′dăd′)
The capital and largest city of Iraq, in the center of the country on the Tigris River. Founded in the eighth century, it was heavily damaged by US forces during the Gulf War and the Iraq War.


(bæɡˈdæd) or


(Placename) the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)


or Bag•dad

(ˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd)

the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris. 4,648,609.
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Noun1.Baghdad - capital and largest city of IraqBaghdad - capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq


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Summary: Bagdhad [Iraq], Jan 16 (ANI): The death toll in twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Monday has risen to 38, the local media reports.
Al-Sabhan presented his credentials as the Saudi ambassador to the Iraqi president in Bagdhad.
Maliki made his first visit to Irbil in two years on June 10, 2013, and Barzani visited Bagdhad on July 7, 2013, his first since late 2010.
Iraq, in their push to establish an Islamic Caliphate stretching from Syria to the boundaries of Bagdhad, delivery against a
BAGDHAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Gunmen killed two people and four security elements in a jewellery heist in northeastern Baghdad on Monday, a security source said.
The traveler who comes to Persia with great knowledge of theOne Thousand and one Nights confesses that she heard those stories in her childhood back in Bucharest: "Et les noms magiques de Damas et de Bagdhad traversaient ces recits, oppressant de desirs nos coeurs d'enfants predestines aux voyages" (14) [The magic names of Damascus and Bagdhad, crossing all those stories, filled our young hearts, predestined to travel, with desire].
Summary: BAGDHAD - Iraq's cabinet approved a $17 billion deal with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi on Tuesday to capture gas that is now being flared off into the atmosphere at southern oilfields, a government spokesman said.
west of Bagdhad on Monday killing three people, police said.
Widowed in 2006, when Shi'ites and Sunnis were trying to edge each other out of the political vacuum left by the fall of Saddam, Hashim and her four children are driven out of their home when their Bagdhad neighborhood of Saydia is "cleansed" by the Shi'ite Mahdi Army later that year.
During the Iraq war in 2003, Petraeus commanded the 101st Airborne Division as it battled north to Bagdhad through heavy fighting.