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"What you got here that you don't got in Iraq is rain."
Curtis Hoyle to Lewis Wilson[src]

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia.


Iraq War

In 2003, during the War on Terror war broke out within Iraq. While serving in the United States Marine Corps, Frank Castle was send to Iraq and even took part in the Battle of Fallujah.[1]

Operation Panther's Claw

"How about Basra, '08? Operation Panther's claw? Come on, Lieutenant. Tell me the stories are true!"
Glenn Talbot to Lance Hunter[src]

In 2008, British Armed Forces deployed Lance Hunter to Basra in a mission codenamed "Operation Panther's Claw", that he managed to accomplish.[2]

Insurgent Attack

The Ten Rings orchestrated insurgent attacks on the Al-Kut air base in Iraq, killing United Nations peacekeeping troops and preventing intervention from the Red Cross. The United States Armed Forces wanted Iron Man to do reconnaissance in the area but Stark decided to directly engage the insurgents in order to save human lives.

Flying to Iraq at supersonic speed before any official military response, Iron Man engaged the insurgents. A barrage of bullets and missiles fired at him, but Iron Man's armor withstood their weaponry and he killed every terrorist.

Stark then checked the status of the WHiH World News crew, who took shelter with civilians. The crew's work in the area warned Stark of the situation, as the journalists already knew his M.O. in these kinds of emergencies. The footage of Iron Man's intervention was sent to Stark Industries' public relations department after Iron Man left.[3]

Killmonger's Missions

"I trained, I lied, I killed... just to get here. I killed in America, Afghanistan, Iraq. I took life from my own brothers and sisters right here on this continent."
Erik Killmonger to T'Challa[src]

Within the United States Navy SEALs, Erik Stevens was eventually recruited to the Joint Special Operations Command ghost unit. The unit had several missions in Iraq where Stevens managed to eliminate multiple enemies.[4]

Fall of Mosul

In 2015, the Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by ISIS during which they ransacked the Central Museum.[5]


"There's not much of anything I can do about a YouTube video of you guys opening up on a bunch of Iraqi civilians."
Billy Russo[src]

Mike Bashille, Jim Pruitt, Spencer Geiger, and Tom Weems were assigned by Anvil to protect diplomats from harm in Iraq. However, the four ended up killing innocent civilians in public, with footage of the killings being recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Following the fiasco, the State Department attempted to apprehend all four for murder, prompting them to flee underground and become fugitives.[6]

Ruins of Babylon

"Babylon used to be right there."
Sprite to Makkari[src]

In 2023, following the Blip, the Eternals travelled to Iraq where ancient Babylon once stood, having fallen into ruins and being buried in the sands for thousands of years. They brought out the Domo where it had been stowed and rallied together inside to discuss the Emergence.[7]


Appearances for Iraq

In chronological order:


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