Definition of Sunni Triangle in US English:

Sunni Triangle


  • An area of Iraq bounded roughly by Baghdad in the southeast, Ramadi in the southwest, and Tikrit in the north. It is predominantly Sunni and has been a focus of opposition to occupation forces.

    • ‘Five thousand U.S. and Iraqi soldiers move to retake a Sunni Triangle city they thought they'd dispensed with months ago.’
    • ‘You have almost a wild west atmosphere in this Sunni Triangle.’
    • ‘One Marine was killed and five were wounded Tuesday in three attacks in this Sunni Triangle city west of Baghdad.’
    • ‘As U.S. aircraft mounted heavy fire against Iraqi snipers Wednesday, Marines began building an earthen barrier around this Sunni Triangle city, suggesting that the U.S. does not anticipate an immediate resolution of the standoff.’