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Information about Iraq: People | Leaders | Flag
History | Government | Geography | Economy

The Iraq Flag

Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black with three green five-pointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band; the phrase ALLAHU AKBAR (God is Great) in green Arabic script - Allahu to the right of the middle star and Akbar to the left of the middle star - was added in January 1991 during the Persian Gulf crisis; similar to the flag of Syria which has two stars but no script and the flag of Yemen which has a plain white band; also similar to the flag of Egypt which has a symbolic eagle centered in the white band.

Sources: The U.S. Department of State (www.state.gov) and the CIA World Factbook (www.cia.gov)

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