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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.
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(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)
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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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Manama, May 27 (BNA): Bahrain has condemned the terrorist explosion that targeted a market in Mosul, Iraq, resulting in the death and injury of a number of people.
Ruiz was killed in action in 2005 in Mosul, Iraq. He was 28.
ISLAMABAD -- The Foreign Office on Saturday expressed condolences over the loss of lives due to capsizing of a ferry in Tigris River, Mosul, Iraq.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 15, 1440, November 23, 2018, SPA -- An official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the strongest terms, condemned the explosion of a student bus in Mosul, Iraq, the attack on a French Company workers' camp in eastern Niger, and the suicide attack on the Consulate of China in Karachi, southern Pakistan.
KUWAIT, Nov 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait strongly condemned the recent explosion targeting a local restaurant in the city of Mosul, Iraq and a series of blasts that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia that killed and wounded several civilians, the Foreign Ministry affirmed Friday.
Mosul, Iraq / NINA / - The city of Mosul was hit by a dust storm that completely obscured the vision.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul, Iraq June 16, 2018.
02 (ANI): The remains of 38 out of the 39 Indians killed in Mosul, Iraq by the extremist group Islamic State (IS), were brought back to the country by Union Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh, who suggested that the Centre government, along with the State government were working on a plan to compensate the families of the deceased.
The spokesman of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, said in a statement that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sister was found guilty for "offering logistic support and help to (IS militants) in carrying out criminal acts." The woman, whose name was not released, was also found guilty of "distributing money" among IS militants in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city which was under their rule for more than three years from mid-2014, Bayrkdar added.
The animal rights group Four Paws International rescued Saeed and Simba in 2017 from zoos in Aleppo, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq. Most animals in the zoos died.
Reports in April last year suggested that Gulmurod Khalimov was killed in airstrike in Mosul, Iraq.
A member of an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team searches men for weapons in Mosul, Iraq November 27, 2016.