Iraq is a country with a deep and complex history that influences the current operating environment. In recent years this environment has also been influenced by coalition forces, sectarian violence and tribalism. Prior to a deployment on Operation OKRA, it is important to gain an understanding of these influences.
To assist, Task Group Taji VII has developed a collection of reference materials. This is by no means an exhaustive list. However, the selection should enhance the reader’s understanding of Iraq, including the key influences, challenges and major stakeholders in the region.