Aerial photo of the town
Dhuluʿiya (Arabic: الضلوعية, romanized: aḍ-ḍulūʿiyyah) is a town in Salah ad-Din Governorate, Iraq situated on the left bank of the Tigris, near the mouth of the ʿAdhaim, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Samarra and 47 miles (76 km) north of Baghdad. The population is predominantly Sunni Arab of the Jubur tribe.
Sa'ad Al-Izzi of The New York Times reported in 2003 that many people in the town had a negative attitude towards the American military occupation and a positive reception towards Saddam Hussein, opposing the Invasion of Iraq. Sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shia occurred in 2004–2007. However, in 2009 Al-Izzi stated that the town was peaceful when he visited.
The town was partially taken by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant during their June 2014 offensive. In December 2014, it was retaken by tribal fighters, the Iraqi army, and the Popular Mobilization units in the Dhuluiya offensive.
- Al-Izzi, Sa'ad. "A Very Different Dhuluiya" (Archive). The New York Times. October 6, 2009. Retrieved on October 12, 2015.
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