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1st Cavalry Division
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Bounded by the cities of Baghdad, Ramadi and Tirkit

The Sunni Triangle refers to a roughly triangular area of Iraq to the northwest of Baghdad. It is inhabited mainly by Sunni Muslims of the same ethnicity as former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and most of his Baath Party. Saddam himself was born in the Sunni Triangle just outside the town of Tikrit. The triangle's three corners are usually said to lie in or around Baghdad (on the east side of the triangle), Ramadi (on the west side) and Tikrit (on the north side).

Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the area has become the apex of armed Sunni opposition to Coalition rule. It was widely predicted that Saddam would seek shelter from Sunni supporters and on 13 December, 2003, he was captured in a raid on the village of ad-Dawr some 15km south of Tikrit.

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