Balad Ruz District

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Baladrooz District
Arabic: بلدروز
District
Country  Iraq
Governorate Diyala Governorate
Area
 • Total 6,280 km2 (2,420 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 99,601
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Balad Ruz District (Arabic: بلدروز‎) is a district of Diyala Governorate, Iraq. Cities and villages include Balad Ruz, Mandali, Turki Village, Fatamia, Kurkush, and Taweela. The district is predominantly Shia Arab and, near the Iranian border, Kurdish. Villages south of the capital experienced ethnic cleansing of Shia by Wahhabi terrorists during the Iraqi insurgency.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kagan, Kimberly (October 2008). The Surge: A Military History. New York: Encounter Books.