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Latifiya is located in Iraq
Coordinates: 32°58′55″N 44°21′33″E / 32.98194°N 44.35917°E / 32.98194; 44.35917Coordinates: 32°58′55″N 44°21′33″E / 32.98194°N 44.35917°E / 32.98194; 44.35917
Country Iraq
GovernorateBaghdad Governorate
MunicipalityMahmudiya District

Latifiya (Arabic: اللطيفية‎), named after Latifiya river, is an Iraqi town south of Baghdad, between Mahmoudiyah and Iskandariya, inhabited originally by 97,043 people.[1] It is a Sunni Arab and shia city and the surrounding rural areas are dominated by native Sunni Arabs.

During the period between 2003 and 2007, Latifiya was one of the most dangerous places for the Coalition Forces. The insurgent groups operated almost freely in Latifiya and the neighboring Sunni dominated Yusufiya.

It is home to the 1/4/6 Iraqi Army Battalion and US Patrol Base Latifiya (FOB ROW).


  1. ^ "محافظة بغداد/ نسبة المخدومين لشبكة المياه لعام ٢٠١٤".