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The flag of Iraq (Arabic: علم العراق Kurdish languages: ئاڵای عێراق) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation flag, with the phrase "God is the greatest" in Arabic written in Kufic script in the center.

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الله اكبر
("God is the greatest")
UseState and war flag, national ensign Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is congruent with obverse side
Adopted31 July 1963; 59 years ago (1963-07-31)
(original version)
22 January 2008; 15 years ago (2008-01-22)[1]
(current version)
DesignA horizontal tricolour of red, white, and black, charged with the takbīr in green Kufic script, centered on the white stripe.
Iraqi football fans waving the national flag

This basic tricolor has been in use since its adoption on 31 July 1963, with several changes to the green symbols in the central white stripes; the most recent version adopted on 22 January 2008[1] bears the takbīr rendered in dark green and removes the three green stars present since 1963.[2]

The autonomous Region of Kurdistan emerged as an autonomous area within Iraq with its own government and parliament, President and Army. The Kurdistan Regional Government uses a separate flag known as the flag of Kurdistan which was adopted in 1992.[3]