Fury over new flag infographic
April 29, 2004 -- Two days after the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council unveiled a new flag for Iraq, protestors complained its pale blue stripes made it look like Israel's standard. The IGC has now darkened the blue stripes and crescent following demonstrations by more than 1,000 students in Mosul. The design avoids colours used in the old Iraqi and other Arab flags: green and black for Islam and red for Arab nationalism. The blue stripes represent the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the yellow stripe the Kurdish region in the north.


Fury over new flag

April 27, 2004 -

PUBLISHED: 27/4/2004; STORY: Graphic News
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