Republican Palace, Baghdad, Iraq

Title

Republican Palace, Baghdad, Iraq

Description

The Republican Palace (Arabic: al-Qaṣr al-Ǧumhūriy) in Baghdad, Iraq is the largest of the palaces commissioned by Saddam Hussein and was his preferred place to meet visiting heads of state. The United States spared the palace during its shock and awe raid during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, in the belief that it might hold valuable documents. The Green Zone developed around it. The palace itself served as the headquarters of the American occupation of Iraq and continues to serve as a primary base of operations for the American diplomatic mission in Iraq pending the construction of the new US Embassy in Baghdad.

Creator

Jim Gordan

Source

Flickr

Date

12/6/2007

Contributor

Nicholas Heydeman

Rights

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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Citation

Jim Gordan, “Republican Palace, Baghdad, Iraq,” Philly Immigration, accessed April 19, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/1070.