Nasiriyah


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Na·si·ri·yah

 (nä′sĭ-rē′ə)
A city of southeast Iraq west-northwest of Basra. A strategic crossing on the Euphrates River, it was the site (March 2003) of one of the first major battles of the Iraq War.
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Nasiriyah

(ˌnæzɪˈriːə)
n
(Placename) a city in S Iraq, on the River Euphrates; agricultural and trading centre. Pop: 425 000 (2005 est)
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Three days of driving rain led to flooding in the capital, as well as major cities in the south, including Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah and Hilla, sparking protests among residents angry over poor public services.
BAGHDAD - Flooding in central and southern Iraq killed at least 11 people as rising waters swamped city streets and toppled buildings, sparking anger over the dilapidated sewage system, officials said Wednesday.Three days of driving rain led to flooding in the capital, as well as major cities in the south, including Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah and Hilla, sparking protests among residents angry over poor public services."What is happening is because of the government," said Ali Hussein, a protester in Nasiriyah."There must be real measures taken after what has happened.
The attacks bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda strikes with suicide and car bombers targeting Shia areas of cities including Baghdad, Basra, Nasiriyah and Najaf.
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The base was in a village called Nasiriyah, about 50 to 60 kilometers northeast of Damascus.
Iraq also put out a tender to foreign firms for the development of the Nasiriyah oilfield, which has proven reserves of more than four billion barrels of oil.