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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Eid al-Adha marred by deadly violence claimed by ISIL in Iraq” – below is their description.
Muslims across the world are marking Eid al-Adha, the holiest feast of sacrifice.
In Iraq, the holiday has already been marred by violence. A bomb attack has killed at least 31 people.
ISIL (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the devastation.
Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed has more from Baghdad.
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In This Story: Iraq
Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.