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Yakdar Destination Guide

Touring Yakdar in Iraq

Yakdar in the region of Arbīl is a city located in Iraq - some 227 mi or ( 365 km ) North of Baghdad , the country's capital city .

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Time in Yakdar is now 09:56 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Zarkinah, Ziraw, Yusif Maryan, Satikah, and Surkan. Being here already, consider visiting Zarkinah . Check out our recommendations for Yakdar ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

1994 Black Hawk shootdown incident

The 1994 Black Hawk shootdown incident, sometimes referred to as the Black Hawk Incident, was a friendly fire incident over northern Iraq that occurred on April 14, 1994 during Operation Provide Comfort (OPC). The pilots of two United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 fighter aircraft, operating under the control of a USAF airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, misidentified two United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as Iraqi Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopters.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.77 44.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: 20th-century military history of the United States, Accidents and incidents involving United States Air Force aircraft, Aircraft shootdown incidents, Aviation accidents and incidents in 1994, Conflicts in 1994, Friendly fire incidents, History of the United States Army, United States Army aviation

Shanidar Cave

Shanidar Cave is an archaeological site in the Bradost mountain, Zagros Mountains in Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. The site is located in the valley of the Great Zab. It was excavated from 1957–1961 by Ralph Solecki and his team from Columbia University and yielded the first adult Neanderthal skeletons in Iraq, dating from 60–80,000 years BP.

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Located at 36.80 44.24 (Lat./Long.); Less than 27 km away
Tags: Arbil Province, Archaeological sites in Iraq, Caves of Iraq, Neanderthal sites