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Na·si·ri·yah

 (nä′sĭ-rē′ə)
A city of southeast Iraq west-northwest of Basra. A strategic crossing on the Euphrates River, it was the site (March 2003) of one of the first major battles of the Iraq War.
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Nasiriyah

(ˌnæzɪˈriːə)
n
(Placename) a city in S Iraq, on the River Euphrates; agricultural and trading centre. Pop: 425 000 (2005 est)
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The fire started at around 6.45am when one of the teachers, who came in early to work at Al Nasiriya Kindergarten, turned on an air conditioning unit.
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Dr Saadi Al Majid, head of the health department of Dhi Qar governorate, where Aziz was being held, confirmed Aziz's death: "Tariq Aziz arrived at Al Nasiriya Educational hospital suffering from a severe heart attack.
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