Flag of Iraq
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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.
|Use||State and war flag, national ensign|
|Adopted||31 July 1963|
22 January 2008
|Design||A horizontal tricolour of red, white, and black, charged with the takbīr in green Kufic script, centered on the white stripe.|
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 bears the takbīr rendered in dark green and removes the three green stars present since 1963.
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.