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Iraqi Army Day Public Holiday Extended

Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad)
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Updated: Sunday, January 5, 2014

In a surprise move, the governor of Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government has announced that the upcoming, January 6, Army Day holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Kurdistan.

Until recently, the January 6, Army Day, public holiday was observed in all of Iraq, except Kurdistan, where the army tended to be viewed as a force of occupation and oppression.

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