Al Zaidan or Zaidan is an agricultural village just west of Baghdad, Iraq.[1]

Al-Zaidan
Village
الزيدان
CountryIraq
GovernorateBaghdad
Population
 • Estimate 
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~250

During the US occupation Iraq, it was considered a hub of insurgent activity (especially by the 1920 Revolution Brigade)[2] It is populated mainly by the Zobai tribe. The area also sends representatives to the Abu Ghraib district in Baghdad.[3]

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  1. ^ "Marines rescue three hostages, uncover weapons cache in Operation Spotlight". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  2. ^ One year later: Fallujah mending, but still volatile "One year later: Fallujah mending, but still volatile" by Scott Peterson (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. ^ in 2007 1-89 CAV worked with leaders in Al Zaidon and Abu Ghaib to establish concerned local citizens (CLCs) organizations. During a combined operation 1-89 CAV and the CLCs eliminated the majority of Al Qaeda members in the area and established the security force under a local leader, Abu Maruf. Iraq, the unraveling (XXXII): 13 dead in Anbar