Kerbala


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Noun1.Kerbala - a city of central Iraq to the south of BaghdadKerbala - a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
Battle of Kerbala - a battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed; "the Battle of Kerbala is the basis for the Ta'ziyehs that are performed annually"
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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Pilgrims in Kerbala blamed politicians and security forces.
Religious tourism is providing an economic boom for cities like Najaf and Kerbala that are home to Shi ite holy sites.
We have set up scores of watch towers, and have cameras placed in open areas, crossroads and major entrances," Major-General Raad Shakir, Kerbala police chief, said.
He was kidnapped travelling from Baghdad to the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala where he was to be consul.
Three US military police and two Iraqi policemen were killed when rooftop attackers fired on their patrol in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Kerbala, a US military spokesman says.
Mohammed al-Mussawi, head of the Kerbala provincial council, told Reuters the blasts were about 500 meters from the provincial offices.
And American soldiers in nearby Shia holy city Kerbala handed out leaflets accusing him of killing a rival religious leader.
Sciri's Badr Brigades reappears as a heavily armed Shiite militia force, having provided security for Hakim's huge funeral processions from Najaf to Baghdad and then to Kerbala on the way back to the Aug.
Ashura commemorates the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 and defines Shiism and its rift with Sunni Islam.
says forces bracing for big battle with Republican Guard near Kerbala on road to Baghdad
Police said three people were killed and 21 wounded late on Tuesday when a bomb attached to a military vehicle exploded in Kerbala.