Badush or Badosh (Arabic: بادوش) is a village in northern Iraq within the Nineveh Governorate, located northwest of Mosul.


Coordinates: 36°24′55.0″N 42°58′17.0″E
Country Iraq
MunicipalityMosul District


There are some important facilities in the surrounding area:

  • Badush Dam which is being built on the Tigris River, located north of the village.
  • Badush cement plant, located to the northeast. In 2017 the cement plant has been the site of some fighting during the Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi forces clashed with ISIL. Lt. Col. Ali Jassem of the 9th Armoured Division stated that Iraqi forces had raided and entered the Badush cement plant to where some ISIL fighters had retreated to.[1][2] The cement factory had previously been damaged by fire and looting by ISIL forces.[3] The factory was the first cement plant in Iraq, established in 1955.[4] The plant was one of the largest producers of cement in Iraq and originally had three production lines for cement capable of 6,300 metric tonnes per year.[4]
  • Prison of Badush, located to the southwest.[5] The prison was the site of the Badush prison massacre in June 2014 when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) killed at least 670 prisoners.[6]

See also


  1. "Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths". BBC. 26 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. Hamuda Hassan; John Davison (26 March 2017). "Conflicting casualty figures a week after Iraq Mosul blast". Reuters. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. "Liberation of Badush Cement Plant". Iraqi News. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. "Iraqi Cement Round Up" (PDF). UAE Cement. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  5. Jones, Adam. Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. p. 253.
  6. Nebehay, Stephanie; Rasheed, Ahmed (25 August 2014). "U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings". Reuters. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
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