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image by Randy Young, 9 November 2016
One of the Branches of the Iraqi Armed Forces is its Air Defence Command.
Iraqi air defenses were redesigned after the Israeli raid on the Osirak nuclear
reactor in 1981. A network of radars, surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and
antiaircraft artillery (AAA) was installed, primarily concentrated around
strategic and industrial facilities in the Baghdad area. The national air
defense operations center (ADOC) in downtown Baghdad controlled Iraq's air
defenses. They were officially established (as a Branch) in 1993.
Sources: https://ar.wikipedia.org/ and http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/air-defence.htm
Its flag is the logo (https://ar.wikipedia.org/) over a white horizontal flag, as seen here: https://ar.wikipedia.org/. Above the logo, it reads in Arabic: "وما رميت اذ رميت ولكن الله رمى," (from Surat Al-'Anfāl 8:17), a passage from the Quran.
Esteban Rivera, 8 November 2016