Nasiriyah

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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.

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 Committee asked about her capture in An Nasariyah, on March 23,2003, the mission conducted to rescue her from the Saddam Hussein General Hospital on April 1, 2003, and the accounts of her actions that were widely circulated in the days after these incidents.
The initial wake-up call in Iraq came at An Nasariyah in March 2003 with the heavily reported ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company.
Due in part to the capture of soldiers from the 507th Maintenance Company in the city of An Nasariyah and the large number of enemy attacks on coalition forces convoys, the 82d Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were assigned the mission to secure the lines of communication along key routes running north toward Baghdad.
After three solid weeks of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) near An Nasariyah and An Dergehbeh, a hot meal was a welcome change.