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On Yahoo news on 29 March 2003 there was a picture of an unexploded American missile being carried by loads
of people in front of the information ministry in Baghdad. In the background, there are three flags visible: an Iraqi flag, plus two plain
flags, one red the other blue. What flags are those? Does anyone know?
Jorge Candeias, 29 March 2003
by Jorge Candeias
I recently saw this black-white-green horizontal tricolor twice in
TV images shot in Northern Iraq (Kurdish area). The first time as a small
hand flag with fringe, being waved by a Kurdish demonstrator, the second
time as a normal flag, being flown from a civil vehicle in the middle of a
celebration. Both showed a quite dark shade of green. Proportions were different, though; the hand flag
looked a lot more square than the normal flag.
Jorge Candeias, 10 April 2003
Yesterday, in images showing protests against the torture of Iraqi
prisoners at the hands of American soldiers, I saw a white flag with a single green 5-pointed star
and a few inscriptions in Arabic on both sides.
Jorge Candeias, 6 May 2004