Iraq Flag Meaning & Details

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 Iraq Flag
 Flag Information
  • three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black

  • the Takbir (Arabic expression meaning "God is great") in green Arabic script is centered in the white band

  • the band colors derive from the Arab Liberation flag and represent oppression (black), overcome through bloody struggle (red), to be replaced by a bright future (white)

  • the Council of Representatives approved this flag in 2008 as a compromise temporary replacement for the Ba'athist SADDAM-era flag

    note: similar to the flag of Syria, which has two stars but no script

  • Yemen, which has a plain white band

  • and that of Egypt, which has a golden Eagle of Saladin centered in the white band


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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