Avzrog (أفزروك in
Arabic,"Avzarok" in Kurdish) is a village in the Iraqi province of Dohuk. The village is split into two areas: one populated by Armeniansand the other by Assyrians. The name of the village comes from the Kurdish language; av - water and zrog - yellow.
The village of Avzrog is located in the Sulaivany area in the western part of Dohuk. The Sulaivany area is situated between
Sumailand the mountains south of Zakho. Avzrog is 30 km from Zakho.
It was built for the first time in 1932 when the Armenians of Zakho and its suburbs decided to establish the village and settle in it.
The village was destroyed in 1975 and the people were forced to flee. They were replaced by
Arabtribes as a part of the arabization policy of Saddam Hussein’s regimeFact|date=September 2007. The arabisation policy was concentrated in the region of SulaivanyFact|date=September 2007.
Following 1991, with northern Iraq out of control of the central regime protected by the
UNand administered by a local government, the Arab tribes fled the region and went back to their original homes, mainly south of Mosul.
Avzrog has a total population of about 300 people.
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