Rawa, Iraq

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Rawa
راوة
Rawa (Iraq).jpg
Rawa is located in Iraq
Rawa
Rawa
The location of Rawa within Iraq
Coordinates: 34°28′7″N 41°55′0″E / 34.46861°N 41.91667°E / 34.46861; 41.91667Coordinates: 34°28′7″N 41°55′0″E / 34.46861°N 41.91667°E / 34.46861; 41.91667
Country  Iraq
Governorate Al Anbar
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2012) 19,629
Time zone GMT+3 (UTC+3)
Postal code 31006

Rawa (Arabic: راوة‎) or Rawah is an Iraqi town on the Euphrates river. It lies on the north bank of the river, upstream by approx. 20 kilometers from the much larger town of Anah. People from this town are known by the appellation Rawi or surname al-Rawi.

History

Iraqi Civil War

The New York Times reported in 2014 that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIL (also known as ISIS) controlled the town.[1] The Iraqi offensive to recapture the city was launched on 11 November 2017, as part of the Western Iraq campaign.[2] Iraqi forces captured Rawa on 17 November.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Alissa J. Rubin (22 June 2014). Sunni Militants Capture Iraq’s Last Major Border Post With Syria The New York Times
  2. ^ "Iraq begins fight for final IS-held town, Rawa". BBC. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Iraqi forces captures last Isil-held town in Iraq". The Telegraph. 

External links

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