Reports of ancient Jewish manuscripts rescued from Iraq at the beginning of the US invasion have been in the news now and then. I believe paleojudaica has links to previous discussions. An update has just been published in the Washington Post. The picture accompanying the article is of a Vilna edition tractate Niddah - nothing new about that. But it does sound like there are some interesting things in the collection. Who in the Iraqi Jewish community will stand up and fund a "salvage" electronic preservation if the collection has to go back to Iraq?
Update: Ezra Chwat writes: From what we've seen of this collection, its mostly community documents and 20th century printed volumes that apparently belonged to the community. Not much in the way of manuscripts. What appears to be a much more Rabbinic collection, is well preserved in the Iraqi National library. their 820 items are catlogued at in their online catlaog at www.iraqnla.org