Rawa, Iraq

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Rawa is located in Iraq
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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
Province 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.

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]

References

  1. ^ Alissa J. Rubin (22 June 2014). Sunni Militants Capture Iraq’s Last Major Border Post With Syria The New York Times


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