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(ˈbʌsrə) or


(Placename) variant spellings of Basra
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(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra

a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
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Former MPA Shukat Busra who was accompanying CEO in inauguration ceremony said the government was taking concrete steps to strengthen power system across the country.
Sharia Busra a student said that her coming to the school situated in the remote corner is a source of inspiration for the students.
The army men carried out mop-up operations in newly-freed Maliha al-Atash region and along a road to Busra al-Harir, discovering a large field hospital that used to be run by the terrorists.
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The Poutil ethnic community members from Busra commune in Mondulkiri province's Pichreada district handed two men to district police for further action on Thursday, after they allegedly cleared many hectares of forest in their community.
Daraa Governor Mohammed Khaled al-Hanous congratulated government forces and the residents of Busra al-Sham on what he described as a "great victory."
Daraa, SANA- Armed groups positioned in Busra al-Sham city on Wednesday handed over new amount of heavy weapons to the Syrian Arab Army.
Damascus: Divisions are high within the armed opposition in the southwestern city of Dara'a, over a reconciliation agreement reached earlier this week between Russian officers and "Shabab Al Sunna," a powerful group based in the ancient nearby town of Busra.
Peace talks in the town of Busra al-Sham failed Saturday when rebels rejected Russian terms for their surrender, but began again Sunday under the auspices of Jordan, rebel spokesman Ibrahim al-Jabawi said.
For the last 10 days, Daraa has been subject to intense aerial bombardments and ground attacks, with regime forces backed by Shia militia groups capturing the towns of Busra al-Harir and Nahta.
Video clips published on June 26 by social media depicted members of the Iraqi Shiite Liwa Zulfiqar militia in the main square of Busra al-Harir north of Daraa city celebrating their victory over Syrian rebel forces.
On Tuesday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that forces loyal to Assad had taken control of the town of Busra al-Harir and the nearby Lajat area, prompting an exodus of families and cutting the rebels' stronghold in half.