|Used for those deceased|
|Total burials||approximately 500|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
The Martyrs' Cemetery of Fallujah is the chief burial site of Iraqis killed during the First Battle of Fallujah, both insurgents and civilians. It was formerly the football field of the Falluja Sports Club, and was converted into a cemetery after US troops blockaded attempts to reach the city's main cemetery.
A sign outside the cemetery reads "This cemetery is given by the people of Fallujah to the heroic martyrs of the battle against the Americans, and to the martyrs of the Jihadi operations against the Americans, assigned and approved by the Mujahideen Shura council in Fallujah."
The road leading to the cemetery has been named Martyrs' Cemetery Road, and according to the Mafkarat al-Islam was the site of an August 26 2006 attack against a US convoy on the road headed to the cemetery, which destroyed a Humvee and killed three American troops, wounding two others, and a similar attack nine days later.
Another football field in the city was used for similar purposes.
- Siege Defined On Stones Set in Haste In the Dirt - by Christine Hauser, New York Times, April 28, 2004
- IBC Falluja April 2004 News Digest :: Iraq Body Count
- Democracy Now! | Stadium of Death: Fallujah Residents Bury Their Dead In Aftermath of Bloody U.S. Siege
- 'We Will Fight Them Again!' - by Dahr Jamail, May 9, 2004
- City of ghosts - by Ali Fadhil, The Guardian, Jan 11, 2005
- U.S. Strike In Fallujah Kills 20 (washingtonpost.com)
- Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 26 August 2006
- Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 4 September 2006
- (Chinese) Fragile cease-fire holds in Fallujah