Hibhib

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Hibhib
(Arabic: هبهب‎)
Town
Hibhib is located in Iraq
Hibhib
Hibhib
Balad Ruz's location inside Iraq
Coordinates: 33°47′N 44°30′E / 33.783°N 44.500°E / 33.783; 44.500
Country Iraq
Governorate Diyala
District Khalis
Time zone Arabian Time (UTC+3)

Hibhib (Arabic: قرية هبهب‎, Hibhib Village) is a village in northern Iraq, located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Baquba. It is predominately Sunni Arab.[1]

The former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, maintained a safehouse in the village. In 2006, while meeting in the safehouse with his spiritual adviser, he was bombed and killed by U.S.-led coalition aircraft.[2]

Coordinates: 33°47′N 44°30′E / 33.783°N 44.500°E / 33.783; 44.500

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