Yarmouk, Baghdad

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Yarmouk (Arabic,اليرموك) is an upmarket neighborhood (67th) located within Mansour district in Baghdad, Iraq. It is adjacent to Baghdad Airport Road. Is was once home to members of high-ranking officials from Saddam Hussein's regime. Yarmouk is considered a mirror image of east Baghdad's Shiite- dominated Sadr City i.e. it is the opposite. Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital located in Yarmouk along with The Medical College of Mustansiriya University,And its Zip code is 10015

Housing[edit]

The wealthy neighborhood consists of a variety of villas and two-story homes. Their architectural designs and influences range from traditional Arabic architecture to modern.

Electricity[edit]

Electricity supply is variable. Some residents depend on generators, while electricity service has increased from nearly zero to seven hours on, two hours off.

Garbage[edit]

Until the surge, garbage collectors refused to come because insurgents planted so many bombs in the trash. Bodies used to be left for days because insurgents booby-trapped them to kill police officers. Reassured by the Iraqi Army presence, the collectors have begun to come, though only rarely, leaving piles of rubbish in yards.

Displacement[edit]

Many wealthy Sunnis fled, fearing the extremists. Shiites left the area, avoided the area completely or carried fake Sunni identity cards to pass through checkpoints

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°17′44″N 44°20′30″E / 33.29556°N 44.34167°E / 33.29556; 44.34167