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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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(66.) Amer Saleh, "Mudir al-Waqf al-Sunni: Da'ish Qatal 66 Rajul Din fi al-Mawsil," Irfaa Sawtak, July 24, 2017,
(79.) Sunni Waqf, "Ila Kafat Muntasibi Awqaf Ninawa fi al-Janib al-Ayman Min al-Mawsil," May 7, 2017,[phrase omitted].
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.
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.
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.
de Jong (Leiden, 1869), 269, 271; Yazid ibn Muhammad al-Azdi, [Ta.sup.[contains]]rikh al-Mawsil, ed.
Khaqan al-Minqari); al-Azdi, [Ta.sup.[contains]]rikh al-Mawsil, ed.
185 A.H.) is credited with a Kitab Tabaqat al-muhaddithin, which is said to be the earliest biographical dictionary in Arabic.(1) No authority is cited, but this view does not seem to have entered the literature until relatively recently,(2) with an article that Hafsi wrote in 1976,(3) in which he explicitly states his debt to the first volume of Sezgin's Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums.(4) Sezgin identified al-Mu afa among the earliest city historians of the Abbasid period,(5) arguing that Ibn Hajar used al-Mu afa's Ta rikh al-Mawsil; he also suggested that Yazid b.
A version of this story actually appears in Azdi's Tarikh al-Mawsil (Cairo, 1967), p.