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The Conflict in Iraq Part 4

The Conflict in Iraq Part 4

Islamic State new threat In 2013 and 2014, violence increased sharply again. In January 2014, Sunni extremists, who called themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), occupied parts of the Sunni-dominated province of Anbar. Despite the violence, parliamentary elections could be held on 30 April. As expected, no alliance gained its own majority, but the rule of law, an alliance formed by al-Maliki, was clearly the largest and al-Maliki thought he had a good chance of remaining. Criticism of him for pursuing…

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The Conflict in Iraq Part 3

The Conflict in Iraq Part 3

Concern in the Sunni Triangle The two leading Kurdish parties would also take part in shaping the future of Iraq: the Conservative Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the more left-wing Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK). The KDP was led by Massoud Barzani and the PUK’s leader was Jalal Talabani. The Shia religious Muslims had two dominant political movements. The oldest is al-Dawa al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Calling). During the war between Iraq and Iran, the movement was severely persecuted and many members fled to Iran. In…

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The Conflict in Iraq Part 2

The Conflict in Iraq Part 2

War against Iran and Kuwait Due to border disputes and fears that the Shia Muslim Iranian revolution would spread to Iraq, Saddam Hussein attacked Iran in September 1980. The Western powers, who were also concerned about the situation in Iran, supported Iraq. Saddam Hussein was able to buy weapons from both the West and the East and also received financial support from the Arab states. During the war, the Kurds began an uprising with the support of Iran. After some Kurdish successes,…

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The Conflict in Iraq Part 1

The Conflict in Iraq Part 1

In April 2003, the United States and Britain launched a war against Iraq as Saddam Hussein’s regime was portrayed as a threat to the outside world with weapons of mass destruction and contacts with al-Qaeda terrorists. But the motives for the invasion were false. The vision of “spreading democracy” to the Middle East also proved unsuccessful. On the contrary, the invasion contributed to the disintegration of Iraq and became a real threat to the outside world. The war ended, however, for a regime…

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Iraq Education

Iraq Education

Training The education system has been greatly expanded since the early 1970s and includes preschool, compulsory school, colleges and vocational schools and universities. The state, which is responsible for all schools and universities, aims to promote “democracy, socialism and unity” in education policy. Since 1976, compulsory schooling has existed from the age of 6 to 11 and at the compulsory school level all education is free. Despite this, only 3/4 of the girls attend elementary school and only 10% of…

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