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or Ah·waz  (ä-wäz′)
A city of southwest Iran northeast of Basra, Iraq. Modern Ahvaz was built on extensive ruins of an ancient Persian city.
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(ɑːˈwɑːz) or


(Placename) a town in SW Iran, on the Karun River. Pop: 967 000 (2005 est)
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or Ah•vaz


the capital of Khuzistan, in W Iran. 828,380.
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It was attended by members of several Baloch and non-Baloch political parties including Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Balochistan National Movement (Zrombesh), Balochistan People Party, Nation without States, Arab Front for The liberation of ALahwaz, Campaign against Criminalizing Communities and 15 April Movement for Liberation of Al- Ahwaz.
As an example, in September 2018, the Netherlands and Denmark rejected Iran's request to investigate the case of a terrorist group, residing in the two countries, responsible for an attack on Iranian Southwestern city of Ahwaz.
Some 30,000 liters of smuggled fuel worth more than $24,000 were discovered in Ahwaz, Khuzestan Province Police Chief Haidar Abbaszadeh announced.
The first shipment has already been dispatched to Iranian city of Ahwaz on Wednesday morning.
He said that Pakistan has deep relations with Iran and as a goodwill gesture, the prime minister had instructed two C-130 planeloads of relief goods to be sent immediately to Iran (Ahwaz and Khorumabad).
Earlier, a Pakistani aircraft carrying first shipment of relief goods for the Iranian flood victims landed in Ahwaz today.
The first shipment has already been dispatched to the Iranian city of Ahwaz, the FO said in a statement.
The first shipment was dispatched to Iranian city of Ahwaz, on Wednesday.
The first shipment has already been dispatched to the Iranian city of Ahwaz, the FO said in a statement.Pakistanis stand by their Iranian brethren at this difficult time," it added.
It should be noted that the province of Khuzestan had witnessed a terrorist attack that killed about 30 people and injuring dozens last September, during a military parade in Ahwaz, the center of the province.
Less than a month after Iran's consulate in Basra was attacked, a group of terrorists claiming to be members of the Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz attacked a military parade in the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, killing 25 people and wounding many more.