Dujail

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Dujail

الدجيل
Town
Dujail is located in Iraq
Dujail
Dujail
Location of Dujail in Iraq
Coordinates: 33°51′0″N 44°14′0″E / 33.85000°N 44.23333°E / 33.85000; 44.23333
Country Iraq
Governorates of IraqSaladin
DistrictDujail
Population
 (2015)
 • Total100,000

Dujail (33°51′N 44°14′E / 33.850°N 44.233°E / 33.850; 44.233, Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a Shi'a district in the Saladin Governorate. It is situated about 65 kilometers (40 mi) north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and has approximately 100,000 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Dujail was the site of the 1982 Dujail Massacre, in which thousands of people, including children, died.[1] The 2008 Dujail bombing also took place here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saddam trial to open with village massacre A little-known massacre at a village where residents tried to assassinate Saddam Hussein in 1982 will be the focus of the first case in the trial of the former Iraqi president. (The Guardian; June 7, 2005)