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The al-Shaheed Monument, also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument in the Iraqi capital Baghdad dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq war. The Monument was opened in 1983, and was designed by the Iraqi architect Saman Kamal and the Iraqi sculptor and artist Ismail Fattah al-Turk. During the 1970s and 1980s, Saddam Hussein's government spent a lot of money on new monuments, which included the al-Shaheed Monument.
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An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky
The Al-Shaheed Monument is dedicated to Iraqi soldiers who perished in the Iran –Iraq War. Other landmarks are the Al-Faw Palace, also known as the Water Palace because of its location beside the River Tigris and once a favorite among the ...
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