The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordering Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan. It's home to 36 million mainly Muslim people.
After the US-led invasion in 2003 - based on the later to be refuted claim that Iraq had not abandoned its program of weapons of mass destruction - US troops finally withdrew from the country in 2011. Sunnis and Shiites continue to fight each other, causing violence and unrest. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
As the fighting between Iraqi forces and the "Islamic State" in western Mosul has intensified, thousands have fled the city. In Iraq, Anna Lekas Miller met Moslawis who recently escaped after enduring years of IS rule.