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Iraqi Army (Ground Forces) - Iraq

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[Iraqi Navy] image by Zoltan Horvath, 19 June 2014


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Overview

The Iraqi Army in modern times was established in 1921, after the British installed a Monarchy, becoming the RIrA (Royal Iraqi Army). Before that, from 1533 until 1918 the Iraqi military was part of the Ottoman Empire. Its most immediate predecessors were the Iraq Levies (several Battalions of troops tasked to guard the Royal Air Force bases from which the British controlled Iraq since transfer of authority after World War I). Then after the 1958 coup d'etat, the name "Royal" was dropped.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Army
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014


The Flag

The flag is the coat of arms in the middle of the flag.
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014


Army 1st Division flag

[Iraqi Navy] image by Zoltan Horvath, 19 June 2014

"Originally the 1st Division was one of the four initial Divisions of the Iraqi Army, active by 1941. It later became the 1st Mechanized Division. It was disbanded in 2003 and later reactivated in 2005. The 1st Division was originally formed from the battalions of the IIF (Iraqi Intervention Force). The 1st Division consists of four Brigades (1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Brigade and 4th Brigade) and the The 1st Brigade (original IIF) was considered the 'elite' of the Iraqi Army and as such, was deployed around the country much like a fire brigade.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Division_(Iraq)
The flag is the Coat of arms in the middle of a white horizontal flag as seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014


2nd Division

image by Zoltan Horvath, 20 February 2015

Here is the 2nd Division's flag Flag includes an outline of Iraq, with 2nd Infantry Division (فرقة المشاة الثانية) written above it.
Esteban Rivera, 20 February 2015


4th Infantry Division

image by Zoltan Horvath, 20 February 2015

Here is the 4th Infantry Division's flag. Flag features an outline of Iraq, with 4th Infantry Division (فرقة المشاة الرابعة) written above it in Arabic.
Esteban Rivera, 20 February 2015


7th Infantry Division

image by Zoltan Horvath, 20 February 2015

In the Ministry of Defence of Iraq's official website, there's a video of reported captured terrorists who are conducting several attacks in the recent fighting in the country that led to the capture of Mosul, Tikrit and other cities by several armed movements, most notably the ISIS (or ISIL). In this video, there's supposed to be an Iraqi Army Infantry Unit flag in the background where these captured fighters are being interrogated. The flag seen in the background during the interrogation, follows the same pattern as a flag reported by Eugene Ipavec on December 27, 2010.
Image of flag.
Esteban Rivera, 17 June 2014

It is flag of Iraqi Seventh Infantry Division (فـرقـة المشـاة السابـعـة), this title is written above the Iraqi map on this flag. There is an other picture here: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/YWgIoCndKPA/hqdefault.jpg
Zoltan Horvath, 25 October 2014

The flag of the 7th Infantry Division flag is seen here. The flag of the 7th Infantry Division of the Iraqi Army. Flag includes an outline of Iraq, with 7th Infantry Division (فرقة المشاة السابعة) written above it.
Esteban Rivera, 20 February 2015