Category: Al-Amiriyya

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Al-Amiriyya: Once upon a bombing in Iraq

Iraqi collective memory is crowded with signifiers of pain and loss. Recent years have only added to the piles of bodies and rubble and their signifiers in a country ravaged by decades of brutal dictatorship, genocidal sanctions, and wars. The 2003 Anglo-American invasion (also known by its Orwellian name, “Operation Iraqi Freedom”) dismantled what was…