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Country  Iraq
Governorate Salah ad Din Governorate
District Al-Shirqat district
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Al-Shirqat is the capital of Al-Shirqat district in the Salah ad Din Governorate, Iraq.

The name of the Al-Shirqat (Ashur Qat) means Ashur gate.


Ashur gate

The Archaeological site Assur is located in the southern outskirts of the city. The site was Built by the Sumerians in the 3,000 bcs, making it one of the oldest sites in the region, showing the general area of Shirqat has been occupied for thousands of years. The city is dedicated to a god with the same name, Assur.

The city is currently in ISIS held territory.

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