Most of Al Anbar Province is within this region. If entering from Jordan this will be the first Province you will enter. Al Anbar Province's terrain is similar to parts of the western United States of Wyoming and Utah, the climate in Al Anbar is also similar to any other high desert region in the world. The majority religious group in Al Anbar Province is Sunni.
Al Anbar Province's roads are in the worst condition of the country. Constant road side bomb detinations and insurgents digging up the asphalt everywhere to plant mines and bombs makes the Al Anbar highways extremely unsafe for the traveller. Even lone trucks wait at the borders until there are enough of them to make the drive to where the various trucks must go. The idea is if one truck is hit, at least the others could stop to help.