|• Mayor||Shamal M. Adeeb|
Ba'adra, also rendered Baadre, Badra and Bathra, (Arabic: باعدرة/باعذرة, Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܥܕܪܐ), is an historically Yazidi town located in the Shekhan District of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq. Ba'adra's residents are mostly Yazidis with a small Assyrian minority and is considered the political capital of the Yazidis as it has been the base of the ethnic-religious group's leader, the Mir.
The town and the surrounding villages were demolished and later recolonized by Arabs during the late 1960s. Most of Arabs, however, returned to their original settlements after 2003.
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