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: Jebour, Jibour, Jubour, Jabur, Jaburi, Jebouri, and Jabara) 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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