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Eu·phra·tes

 (yo͞o-frā′tēz)
A river of southwest Asia flowing about 2,800 km (1,740 mi) from central Turkey through Syria and into Iraq, where it joins the Tigris River to form the Shatt al Arab. Its waters were a major source of irrigation for the flourishing civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia.

Euphrates

(juːˈfreɪtiːz)
n
(Placename) a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing south across Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris, forming the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows to the head of the Persian Gulf: important in ancient times for the extensive irrigation of its valley (in Mesopotamia). Length: 3598 km (2235 miles)

Eu•phra•tes

(yuˈfreɪ tiz)

n.
a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey through Syria and Iraq, joining the Tigris to form the Shatt-al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. 1700 mi. (2735 km) long.
Eu•phra′te•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Euphrates - a river in southwestern AsiaEuphrates - a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
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
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Translations
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Eufrat
Eufrátesz
Eufrate
ユーフラテス川
Eufrat
EufratЕуфрат
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This item is perhaps the weightiest of all to be raised in the Trump-Netanyahu talks: The US military presence in Syria at points east of the River Euphrates up to the Iraqi border and in the Kurdish regions in the north.
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The operation to recapture Ramadi, a Sunni city on the river Euphrates some 100 kilometers west of Baghdad, began in early November after a monthslong effort to cut off supply lines to the city, whose fall to Daesh was a major defeat for Iraq's weak central government.
Iraq's armed forces began advancing on Tuesday on the last district held by the militants in the center of Ramadi, a Sunni Muslim city on the river Euphrates some 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad that they captured in May.
Government troops are now concentrating on the last district held by the militants in the centre of Ramadi, a city on the river Euphrates some 100km (60 miles) west of Baghdad and capital of Anbar province.
It added that the Air Force destroyed the warehouses of weapons to the enemy and killed / 7 / terrorists in al-Khalidiya Island", adding that "the federal police forces managed to holding the block line near to the Euphrates River and prevent the infiltration of terrorists into the 2nd bank, and destroyed seven vehicles of the enemy in the opposite bank of the River Euphrates ".
The largest concentration of the displaced is at the Bzebiz bridge over the River Euphrates, on the road to Baghdad.
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