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Abd al-Karim Qasim[edit]

An anonymous editor and I have been arguing whether some sources concerning the CIA's possible involvement with Saddam Hussein's assassination attempt on Abd al-Karim Qasim and also whether the CIA/Americans were also involved in the coup which overthrew him. I am not an expert on the subject, but I don't want a potential historical fact to be overlooked because someone doesn't like the sources (or possibly what they say). Could someone with more knowledge please also monitor this page and provide some extra guidance, or better still impeccable sources one way or the other. Thank you. Dabbler (talk) 01:12, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

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The Iraq WikiProject is a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Iraq.

Our goals
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Iraq by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of Iraq.
  • To help new Iraqi editors learn the ropes of Wikipedia.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Iraq in Wikipedia.
Our scope
The Iraq Wikiproject generally considers any article related to Iraq and ancient Iraq as a a valid topic.


Departments[edit]

Structure & navigation[edit]

The purposes and objectives of this department are to:

  • Refine and maintain the List of basic Iraq topics, a key guide on Wikipedia to Iraq as a subject. It serves as a table of contents, summary, and topic outline of coverage on the country Iraq and is the most useful tool on Wikipedia for exploring and understanding fundamental material about Iraq (and how it fits together) on Wikipedia. Its purpose is an important one: it simply enables readers to see at a glance how the subject of Iraq is broken down, what the component topics are, and how they relate to each other - that is, how information on Iraq is organized (here, and in the world-at-large). It is a site map and outline of knowledge that demystifies the subject known as "Iraq". Because of its central role in the presentation of Wikipedia's coverage of this subject, it is very important to develop and maintain it to the highest level of quality: to help readers improve their conceptual awareness and understanding of Iraq as well as find their way around this subject on Wikipedia. For examples of other pages in this set, see List of basic France topics, List of basic Thailand topics, List of basic Japan topics, List of basic Taiwan topics, and List of basic Iceland topics, all of which are currently completed to a higher level of quality than this page. In other words, it's getting its ass kicked: the List of basic Iraq topics is incomplete, needs your editing contributions, and is especially in need of maps and pictures!
  • Refine and maintain Category:Iraq and its subcategories.

Assessment[edit]

The Assessment department will focus on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Iraq related articles. This will aid us in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Collaboration[edit]

The Iraq Collaboration of the Fortnight seeks to identify particular articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort. Every fortnight, a single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it.

Any articles dealing with some aspect of Iraq are eligible, and everyone is invited to nominate articles and help improve it.

Outreach[edit]

The outreach department acts as the project's central point of coordination for recruiting new members and maintaining the interest of current participants. We aim to invite new Wikipedia contributors who recently edited an Iraq related article to join the project.

Photography[edit]

The photography department aims to provide a collection of high-quality photographs and images for use in Iraq articles. These may be self-taken or obtained with permission from online sources.

Recognized content[edit]

The following Iraq-related content has received recognition from the Wikipedia community.

Featured article Featured articles[edit]

Former featured article Former featured articles[edit]

Good article Good articles[edit]

Delisted good article Former good articles[edit]

Featured picture Featured pictures[edit]

Did You Know? Did you know? articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

In the News articles[edit]

Picture of the day pictures[edit]


Requested articles[edit]

To expand[edit]

Participants[edit]

Please feel free to add your name to this list if you would like to join the project.

Active members[edit]

  1. aziz1005 (talk · contribs)
  2. Chaldean (talk · contribs) - Working on mostly sports related pages, but also political and current events as well.
  3. Glasszone33 (talk · contribs)- Working on Healthcare related topics (Dar Al Shifaa Hospital, Minister of Health (Iraq), Ministry of Health (Iraq), List of hospitals in Iraq, Baghdad Medical City), Baghdad related articles (Army Canal, major contribution in Administrative districts in Baghdad)
  4. Warlordjohncarter (talk · contribs) - some biographies, mainly directly project related activity
  5. Al1976 (talk · contribs) - Focus will be on Iraqi sport, esp. football
  6. Mussav (talk · contribs) - Focusing on Iraqi Sports.
  7. MPS (talk · contribs) - current focus is on places in Iraq, to include cities, holy sites, geography, and administrative districts, especially Baghdad neighborhoods.
  8. Abdalla A (talk · contribs) - Although I have justs started, I'll contribute to Iraq articles in general.
  9. Sharru Kinnu III (talk · contribs)
  10. Rangeley (talk · contribs) - Working on Iraq War and related topics.
  11. Doug (talk · contribs) - history and focus on Mosul/Ninewah
  12. Neptunes2007 (talk · contribs) - mostly work on the Iraqi diaspora
  13. Cs1kh (talk · contribs) - mainly maintenance (i.e. find & improve poor layout/spelling/standards), though I am open to basic suggestions/requests on my talk page.
  14. Sloafe (talk · contribs)
  15. A man of honour (talk · contribs) - I will join in. A man of honour (talk) 12:54, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  16. ArabMexican (talk · contribs) - try to focus more on the history of the Iraqi diaspora, Baghdad and Iraqi Americans.
  17. sfc230 (talk · contribs) - clean up the Baghdad article
  18. Louis Do Nothing (talk · contribs) - Military and foreign relations
  19. Haideral (talk · contribs) - Avid reader of content on Iraq, especially historical...
  20. Mo1993 (talk · contribs) -Focusing on football.I will be updating and adding more information to Football related pages.
  21. Cdogsimmons (talk · contribs) - The War and related.
  22. Tyciol (talk · contribs) Gilgamesh, and current war
  23. MiS-Saath (talk · contribs) Interested in Iraqi Jews
  24. Cow cookie (talk · contribs) - Work on Iraqi government and just created Government of Baghdad page
  25. Wikineek89 (talk · contribs) - The war, foreign affairs, culture
  26. Zalali (talk · contribs) - I'm only just starting out by adding historical information about Iraq's political history.
  27. NJMauthor (talk · contribs) - Focus: Ancient Mesopotamian history.
  28. int21h (talk · contribs) - government, law, and politics.
  29. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk · contribs)
  30. lordali91 (talk · contribs) focusing on updating the outdated basrah page
  31. Rastko Pocesta (talk · contribs)
  32. Rafy (talk · contribs) Mostly working on Assyrian related subjects.
  33. Makaay31 (talk · contribs) Especially working on Iraqi Football pages and the avation sector. Working on other pages too.
  34. Greyshark09 (talk · contribs) Modern history of Iraq and the Kurdish-Iraqi conflict
  35. MrPenguin20 (talk · contribs)
  36. Hanibal911 (talk · contribs) The War and related.
  37. Wassem Alward (talk · contribs) History of Iraq.

Templates[edit]

The following templates are available: {{WikiProject Iraq}} to be added to the talk pages of all articles within the scope of this project. Also see the Project Assessment guidelines.


and can be added to each member's userpage.

Stubs[edit]

The following stub templates are also available for use:

  • {{Iraq-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to Iraq in general. Placed at the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Iraq-geo-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Iraq. Placed at the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Iraq-bio-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to Iraqi people. Placed at the bottom of the article page.
      • {{Iraq-politician-stub}} - Stub notice for article relating to Iraqi politicians. Placed at the bottom of the article page.
  • {{Baghdad-stub}}- Stub notice for article relating to Baghdad. Placed at the bottom of the article page.

Barnstar[edit]


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Userboxes[edit]

{{User WikiProject Iraq}} looks like this:

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WikiProject Iraq.

{{User WikiProject Iraq 2}} looks like this:

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Related projects[edit]

overlapping in scope

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]

Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects