Al Jazira is a region largely between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the north of Iraq.
- Hatra, former UNESCO-listed archaeological site largely destroyed by ISIS in 2015.
- Thartha Lake
When travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan, one MUST avoid this province. This must be made extremely clear with taxi drivers (who will not be too keen on travelling to Al Jazira themselves).
Note that a HUGE error can be made if a foreigner accepts a ride from someone travelling to Kirkuk or Baghdad-- people from these regions are desensitized in some respects, and will drive around Al Jazira (through its suburbs) to shave off a half hour of driving time (by not driving around the Mosul province).
You can realise that you're entering Al Jazira province by the flags at the checkpoints. Know the difference between Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan flags-- it might save your life.
- 1 Assur. These are the ruins of a city founded around 2500BC and inhabited until the 14th century AD. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.