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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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The Advisor for the Minister, Wahab Al Taei, has pointed out that the minister arrived in the town of Mawsil to specifically pay a visit to the Sudanese subject and to apologize to him in the name of the Iraqi government for the aggression to which he was subjected by the Iraqi federal police elements.
The border, about 130 kilometers northwest of Al Mawsil, a major city in northwestern Iraq, has been closed for more than two decades since Syria-Iraq relations worsened.
The Japanese youth and his traveling companions were allowed to make a trip to Basra in the south and Mawsil in the north, both in the U.
In this latter group as well was Alphonse Mingana, a scholar from the region around Mawsil in Iraq, who made a name for himself in Birmingham, England.
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In Iraq, the Jewish Aramaic speakers were found in an area that may be defined as the land lying above a line drawn on a map across the country through the towns of Mawsil (Mosul) and Kirkuk.