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 (bäs′rə, bŭs′-)
A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.


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(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)


(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra

a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
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Noun1.Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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Sulaiman disclosed that the personalities are from Karbala, Najaf, Basrah, Anbar, and Baghdad provinces.
Syrian government troops stormed into the town of Basrah al Harir, located some 40 kilometers north of the Jordanian border.
The joint venture, held 51% by Iraq's South Gas Company, 44% by Shell and 5% by Mitsubish, will be called Basrah Gas Company (BGC) and will gather raw gas that is currently flared because of a lack of infrastructure to collect it.
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Deployed North Carolina Army National Guard medics recently raised more than $800 to support the DAV through a haunted clinic at Contingency Operating in Base Basrah, Iraq.
In related news, Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has made a rare offer of 3 million barrels of medium-heavy Basrah Light crude on the spot market for loading in March, traders said on Wednesday.
Crew members from the Black Watch battle group fired on the vehicle while engaging pockets of Iraqi soldiers and militia near a bridge over the Qanat Shatt Al Basrah canal running along the western edge of the city.
She also served as attending physician at Basrah University Hospital where she was supervisor of pediatric residents and medical students.
SINGAPORE, July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus today announced the launch of a new price assessment for Asia-bound cargoes of Iraqi Basrah Light crude, the fastest-growing crude stream in the Mideast Gulf this year.
The COB Military Base site is within the vicinity of Basrah International Airport.
Basrah security sources said yesterday that five persons were killed and twenty wounded, in addition to burning a number of cars and houses in bombed car explosion directed against a Shiitemosque in Abu al-Khaseeb area, south of the province.