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Iraq to Close Nahrain Printing House

Baghdad, Iraq - Dar Al-Nahrain, or “The House of Mesopotamia,” is a well-known printing and publishing house in Baghdad. It was established in 1980 and has printed everything from currency to passports and even many of Iraq’s postal stamps. Like most of Iraq’s Ministries and institutions, it was ransacked by looters after the fall of Baghdad.

It was perhaps considered a target of special interest to some, as it printed Uday’s periodical “Babil” as well as its more benign documents. It also may have been seen as just another emblem of Saddam’s Ba’athist-era Iraq, having been established after Saddam siezed control of the country. The Nahrain printing presses ran throughout

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Added: Nov-14-2007 
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  • ZenGaarden: "One can never know the truth, except to say that clearly the press isn't serving the interests of the puppet-run government."
    my thoughts too

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  • As a former "production specialist", I appluad thier efforts. It must be hard with the lack of electricity at times. I also implore the Iraqi government not to close this company. Printers like these are usually rather intelligent people who can provide a great service in the weakened infrastructure of Iraq.

    I wish them luck, and may he who stands above us all show them mercy.

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  • their work has probably been outsourced to a haliburton subsidiary

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