Al-Khalidiya, Iraq

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Al-Khaldiya
الخالدية
Al-Khaldiya
Al-Khaldiya is located in Iraq
Al-Khaldiya
Al-Khaldiya
Coordinates: 33°23′4″N 43°31′31″E / 33.38444°N 43.52528°E / 33.38444; 43.52528
Country  Iraq
Governorate Al Anbar
Population
 • Total 29.986
Time zone GMT+3 (UTC+3)
Postal code 31010

Al-Khaldiya (Arabic: الخالدية‎‎, also Al-Khalidiya, Khalidiya, Khalediya) is a city in Al-Anbar Province, in central Iraq on the southern banks of river Euphrates. It was founded in 1969 as a settlement for Assyrian Christian families who were displaced as a result of the closure of RAF Habbaniya, though it is now predominantly populated by Sunni Arabs.[1] North of Al-Khaldiya, on the northern banks of Euphrates river, the peninsula of Khalidiya Island is located.

Al-Khalidiya was captured by ISIL.[when?] Although the city was recaptured by Iraqi security forces, only four buildings remained after intense fighting.[2]

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