Poem by Iraqi poet, Yousif Alsaigh
Translated to English by Dr. Khalid Basher Mikha Tailche
Cover Image :. Dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iraq-Iran war that lasted for eight years starting from 1980, Al-Shaheed Monument was built in 1983. Designed by architect Saman Kamal and sculptor and artist Ismail Fatah Al Turk, the monument consists of an enormous turquoise-tiled dome, 40 meters tall. The dome is split down the middle and the two halves offset, with the walls of the dome sheltering an eternal flame in the middle.