Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq Objects/Places
The city of Baghdad was and remains the capital city of Iraq and originally the seat of Saddam Hussein's power. Lying roughly near the middle of Iraq, Baghdad sees the largest brunt of the 'shock and awe' campaign. Riverbend and her family live in a quiet residential neighbourhood in the city of Baghdad, and most of the events of Baghdad Burning feature the changing tensions and threats that the people of Baghdad face.
The Holy City of Najaf is one of the holiest places in Iraq and to Muslim's worldwide. It lies to the south of Baghdad and is one of the places where some of the most intense fighting takes place during the period known as the 'insurgency.'
The city of Fallujeh, to the south of Iraq is where the young 'firebrand cleric' Moqtada Al-Sadr first calls for a holy uprising against the occupying Americans and it is here,...