Jubur

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Al-Jabouri
Total population
6,000,000
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Arabic
Religion
Predominantly Sunni Islam, a quarter to one-third in Iraq practice Shia Islam [1]

Jubur Arabic: جبور‎ (also known as: own as: Jebour, Jebouri Jubour, Jubour, Jaburi, Jabur) is the largest Arab tribe in Iraq that scattered throughout central and northern Iraq. Part of the tribe settled in Hawija and Kirkuk in the eighteenth century. Al-Jiburi, 'Azza, Dulaim, Janabi and 'Ubadi federations are all sub-groups of the Zubaydi tribe which is one of the Yemeni Arab tribal groups of Iraq.

Religion[edit]

The Jubour were originally Sunni Muslims until the 19th century when a large number of them started to convert to Shi'ism especially in the mid-Euphrates region of southern Iraq.[2]

Battles and wars[edit]

In 2014 and 2015 onwards the Jubouri tribe have battled against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and have retaken control of cities and villages in North Iraq.[3]

In March 2015, Al Jubouri and the Iraqi Armed Forces are currently fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Battle of Tikrit (2015)[4]

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