Mahmoudiyah, Iraq
Mahmoudiyah (Arabic: المحمودية‎‎) (also transliterated Al-Mahmudiyah, Al-Mahmoudi, or Al-Mahmudiya, prefixed usually with Al-) is a rural city south of Baghdad. Known as the "Gateway to Baghdad," the city's proximity to Baghdad made it central to the counterinsurgency campaign.
Coordinates: 33°3′42″N 44°21′15″E
GovernorateBaghdad Governorate
MunicipalityMahmudiya District
Al-Mahmudiya has approximately 350,000 inhabitants, most of whom are Sunni Arabs, over 75% of Al-Mahmudiya are Sunni,[1] as reported by the UNHCR IDPs list. While the control of rural areas around the area of Mahmudiyah is by Sunnis, such as the towns of Latifiyah and Yusufiyah, the Shiites remain in the center of Mahmoudiyah city.
War crime incident
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Main article: Mahmudiyah rape and killings
During the Iraq War, a war crime took place in Mahmudiyah on March 12, 2006 in which five soldiers of the 502d Infantry Regiment, raped a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi (an Iraqi Sunni Arab girl) and then murdered her, after killing her father Qassim Hamza Raheem, her mother Fakhriya Taha Muhasen and her six-year-old sister Hadeel Qassim Hamza al-Janabi. The soldiers then burned the bodies to conceal evidence of the crime. Four of the soldiers were convicted of rape and murder, and the fifth was convicted of lesser crimes.
Civil infrastructure
Efforts have been conducted into rebuilding the city.[2] The current mayor (as of January 2007) is Muayid Fadil Hussein Habib.[3]
See also
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mahmoudiyah, Iraq.
Triangle of Death (Iraq)
  1. ^ Sunni and Shia Tribes Clash in Babel
  2. ^ U.S. Soldiers Tackle Dual Mission in Iraqi City - DefendAmerica News Article Archived 2007-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Mahmudiyah project helps boost local economy
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