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(ˈbʌsrə) or


(Placename) variant spellings of Basra


(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra

a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
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The terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board) launched a surprise attack along the Sweida-Dara'a road, targeting the army's defense lines near the historical town of Busra al-Sham.
A military source told SANA that the army units carried out on Thursday special operations against centers and movements for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Seibeh , al-Karak, al-Bajabija, Al-Arbaein , al-Bahar, al-Badou, al-Sadd road and the surroundings of Busra Square in Daraa al-Balad area and al-Mahatta neighborhood.
Islamabad -- A business delegation of Busra Province of Turkey led by TurgayYel, Inegol Deputy Mayor visited ICCI and exchanged views with Pakistani counterparts for further improving bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey.
ISLAMABAD -- A business delegation of Busra Province of Turkey Saturday visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by Mr.
Syrian soldiers stormed positions of al-Nusra in Busra square in Dara'a al-Mahatta, al-Manshiyeh and al-Bajabja in Dara'a al-Balad, al-Saad road and al-Nazeheen camp, which not only claimed the lives of several militants but ended in destruction of military equipment and vehicles.
Rebel fighters have gained two significant victories over the army in recent weeks by taking the main border crossing point with Jordan and the ancient town of Busra al-Sham.
In recent weeks, opposition forces have managed to seize the main border crossing with Jordan as well as the historic town Busra al-Sham.
Jumblatt also commended the rebels for seizing Busra al-Sham, an ancient southern town in the province of Deraa.
Summary: Busra Sham is predominantly Sunni town with population of about 30,000 but also has sizable Shiite community.
There was no immediate comment from the government on the reported fall of Busra Sham, a town in southern Syria known for its historical citadel and Roman amphitheater declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Southwest of the city of Dar'a, the most prominent tribal group is the al-Miqdad, which is predominate in the towns of Ghasam and Ma'raba, and the city of Busra, near the Jabal al-'Arab mountain range on the Syrian-Jordanian border.
One man was killed when a mortar shell struck the capital Damascus' suburb of Harasta, SANA said, adding that another two men were killed when two explosive devices went off in Busra al- Harir town in the southern province of Dar.