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 (mō-so͞ol′, mō′səl)
A city of northern Iraq on the Tigris River north-northwest of Baghdad. An important center on the historical caravan route across northern Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s. Mosul was awarded to Iraq by the League of Nations in 1926.


(Placename) a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)



a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh. 664,221.
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Noun1.Mosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of NinevehMosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
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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Qasi from the people of Al-Mawsil but was captured by the Romans when he was a child.
Chairman of al-Mawsil Chamber of Commerce, Moqbel Seddiq Abdul-Rahman, clarified that Iraq is a market that could absorb several Syrian products including food and construction materials, pointing out to the importance of Aleppo City in terms of its vicinity to Iraq and being an important industrial center.
In 1969 Paul Forand published in this journal the results of his reading of Yazid ibn Muhammad al-Azdi's Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, which was at this point only available to him on a film of the Chester Beatty manuscript.
First, we shall shortly see that the Ta'rikh al-Mawsil was written in the 320s or very early 330s, and that al-Azdi was familiar with al-Tabari's work; it is thus an extremely early witness to the reception of al-Tabari's text--indeed much earlier than the sources that are customarily pressed into service to improve our understanding of the Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk, e.
world, in Sind [China], India, Persia, Georgia, Armenia, Babylon, al-Mawsil
The first (never mentioned in the sources) I came across while collecting manuscripts of al-Basit; (32) the second is in a copy of Sharh Diwan al-Mutanabbi preserved in al-Mawsil in Iraq; (33) the third belongs to al-Wasit and appears in the new edition.
It was Dawudi who drew my attention to the catalogue of the collection in al-Mawsil in his introduction to al-Wajiz (1: 35).
Bakkar, Jamharat Nasab Quraysh, 1: 372; al-Isfahani, Bilad al-'Arab, 30: al-Baladhuri, Futuh al-Buldan, 67; al-Suhayli, al-Rawd al-Unuf, 3: 260; al-Azdi, Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, ed.
Imran fi ta rikh al-Mawsil wa'l-lafz la-hu thin turuq an Hamza b.
A version of this story actually appears in Azdi's Tarikh al-Mawsil (Cairo, 1967), p.