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Noun1.Irak - a republic in the Middle East in western AsiaIrak - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Assyrian - the language of modern Iraq
Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam - a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein
Abu Nidal Organization, ANO, Arab Revolutionary Brigades, Black September, Fatah Revolutionary Council, Fatah-RC, Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims - a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries; "in the 1980s the Fatah-RC was considered the most dangerous and murderous Palestinian terror group"
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
IIS, Iraqi Intelligence Service, Iraqi Mukhabarat - the most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system; "the Iraqi Mukhabarat has been involved in numerous terrorist activities"
Republican Guard - formerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
Akhbari - a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli; "Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Bagdad, Baghdad, capital of Iraq - capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
Basia, Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Karbala, Kerbala, Kerbela - a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
Kirkuk - a city in northeastern Iraq; the center of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean
Mosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Assur, Asur, Ashur - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
Nineveh - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
Kurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
Iraqi Kurdistan - the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
Syrian Desert - a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Euphrates, Euphrates River - a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
Tigris, Tigris River - an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
Iraki, Iraqi - a native or inhabitant of Iraq; "the majority of Iraqi are Arab Shiite Muslims although Sunni Muslims control the government"
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Mais les Americains sont plus reticents en Irak qu'en Syrie.
500 Americains" morts en Irak, sans evoquer les victimes irakiennes, ni la decision d'envahir le pays, prise par son predecesseur George W.
Le bilan est d'autant lourd que l'attentat a ete commis jeudi soir, jour traditionnel de sortie en Irak.
Onze ans et un gouffre financier plus tard, les G'is sont de retour en Irak qu'ils ont quitte en 2011 pour defaire Daech.
Sa machine meurtriere et destructrice a ravage des sites en Irak et en Syrie.
The new railway to connect Nusaybin to Habur Station at Irak border will kick off this year.
En Mosul de Irak y Racca de Siria, "ISIS o DAECH" plantea a los cristianos optar entre renegar de su fe cristiana y sus creencias, o convertirse al Islam como religiEn, o dejar todas sus pertenencias y abandonar sus hogares, o morir degollados.
Karti a souligne que le Soudan s'affecte par son entourage regional et international surtout ce qui se deroule au voisinage en plus les evolutions de la situation a Gaza, en Syrie et en Irak en mettant un lourd fardeau sur le Soudan en tant que pays afro-arabe, a tout cela s'ajoute les evenements dans l'espace de l'Union Africaine (UA), le voisinage Africain et de l'IGAD.
Le president de l'executif americain a assure par la meme occasion qu'"il n'etait pas question pour Washington de s'engager dans une nouvelle guerre a long terme comme en Irak ou en Afghanistan".
Sept personnes sont mortes vendredi soir dans des explosions et des attaques d'hommes armes en Irak, pays en proie a une vague de violences que le gouvernement ne parvient pas a endiguer.
According to initial reports, 21 people died in the Irak village of Wakhan district on Wednesday night, provincial head of the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), Sanaullah Amiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Amin Abu Wardeh -- Nablus -- PNN- A Palestinian journalist and another villager were injured as troops opened fire on Saturday at a protest against settlement construction in the village of Irak Burien in the northern part of the West Bank.