Rawa, Iraq

Coordinates: 34°28′7″N 41°55′0″E / 34.46861°N 41.91667°E / 34.46861; 41.91667
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Rawa is located in Iraq
The location of Rawa within Iraq
Coordinates: 34°28′7″N 41°55′0″E / 34.46861°N 41.91667°E / 34.46861; 41.91667
Country Iraq
GovernorateAl Anbar
160 m (520 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (GMT+3)
Postal code

Rawa (Arabic: راوة) or Rawah is a city in Iraq situated on the Euphrates river. It lies on the north bank of the river, upstream by approximately 20 kilometers (12.5 mi) from the much larger town of Anah. People from this town are known by the appellation Rawi or surname al-Rawi, plurally known as Rawiyeen in Arabic. Rawa is populated by Sunni Muslim Arabs.


Iraqi Civil War[edit]

The New York Times reported in 2014 that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIL (also known as ISIS) controlled the town.[2] The Iraqi offensive to recapture the city was launched on 11 November 2017, as part of the Western Iraq campaign.[3] Iraqi forces captured Rawa on 17 November 2017.[4]

Twin town[edit]

Rawa is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rapid Overview of Areas of Return (ROAR) Rawa and Surrounding Areas Anbar Governorate, Iraq - July 2018". reliefweb.int. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  2. ^ Alissa J. Rubin (22 June 2014). Sunni Militants Capture Iraq’s Last Major Border Post With Syria The New York Times
  3. ^ "Iraq begins fight for final IS-held town, Rawa". BBC News. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Iraqi forces captures last Isil-held town in Iraq". The Telegraph. 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ Lance Cpl. Joshua Murray (12 October 2008). "'Friendship City' Kicks Off Partnership". marines.mil. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

External links[edit]

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