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Zayn 'Alwan in the region of Anbar is a town located in Iraq - some 24 mi (or 39 km) West of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Local time in Zayn 'Alwan is now 08:16 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tikrit, Sulayman Nazif, Shaykh Dir' al Muhammad, Muhammad al 'Abbas, Qaryat al Lahib or Amil Hasan. When in this area, you might want to check out Hasan al Laji, Hudayb al Husayn, Uwaylim, Ash Shaykh Hasan as Su'ud, Qaryat Kazim Hasim and Qaryat ad Dabitiyahi as well. We found some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Arbaeen - Karbala Iraq 1429/2008

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Arbaeen - Karbala 1429

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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Cunaxa

The Battle of Cunaxa was fought in 401 BC between Cyrus the Younger and his elder brother Arsaces, who had inherited the Persian throne as Artaxerxes II in 404 BC. The great battle of the revolt of Cyrus took place 70 km north of Babylon, at Cunaxa, on the left bank of the Euphrates River. The main source is a Greek eyewitness and soldier, Xenophon.

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Located at 33.47, 44.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:401 BC, 5th-century BC conflicts, Anabasis (Xenophon), Battles involving ancient Greece, Battles involving the Achaemenid Empire

Dreamland (Fallujah, Iraq)

Camp Baharia, also known as Dreamland or FOB Volturno, was a U.S. military installation that was located just outside the city of Fallujah, Iraq. It was the smaller of two major U.S. military bases maintained just outside the Fallujah city limits, during the Iraq War.

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Located at 33.47, 44.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Closed military facilities of the United States in Iraq, Fallujah, United States Marine Corps in the Iraq War

Abu Ghraib

Not to be confused with Abu Gorab.

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Located at 33.47, 44.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Baghdad Province

Baghdad Central Prison

The Baghdad Central Prison, formerly known as Abu Ghraib prison is in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city 32 km (20 mi) west of Baghdad. It was built by British contractors in the 1950s. Observers estimated that in 2001, the prison held as many as 15,000 inmates. In 2002 Saddam's government began an expansion project to add six new cellblocks to the prison. In October 2002, Saddam Hussein gave amnesty to most prisoners in Iraq.

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Located at 33.47, 44.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1960s establishments, Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, George W. Bush administration controversies, Human rights in Iraq, Military installations of Iraq, Military police of the United States, Penal system in Iraq, Prisoner-of-war camps, Prisons in Iraq, Torture in the United States


Dur-Kurigalzu was a city in southern Mesopotamia near the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers about 30 km west of the center of Baghdad. It was founded by a Kassite king of Babylon, Kurigalzu I, some time in the 14th century BC, and was abandoned after the fall of the Kassite dynasty.

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Located at 33.47, 44.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Iraq, Baghdad Province, Kassite cities