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A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.
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(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
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Bas•ra(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
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|Noun||1.||Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq|
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