7 Facts About Baghdad

1. At this point Baghdad was ruled by the Il-Khanids, part of the Mongolian Empire centred in Iran.

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2. The University of Baghdad was established in 1957, although some of its faculties were founded much earlier.

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3. On July 25, 2006, his home in Baghdad was bombed by militia troops.

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4. The largest stadium in Baghdad is Al-Shaab Stadium, which was opened in 1966.

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5. The University of Baghdad is the largest university in Iraq and the second largest in the Arab world.

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6. Under the Ottomans, Baghdad continued into a period of decline, partially as a result of the enmity between its rulers and Iranian Safavids, which did not accept the Sunni control of the city.

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7. At this point, Baghdad was ruled by the Ilkhanate, a breakaway state of the Mongol Empire, ruling from Iran.

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