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.

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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Abadi was greeted by the province of Nasiriyah at the airport and the head of the provincial council and a number of officials.
Focussing on the key battles of Al Nasiriyah and Al Hilla, this documentary explains the strategy employed by the military and reveals some of the hi-tech weaponry used.
The bomber drove a tanker truck into the compound in Nasiriyah,about 180 miles southeast of Baghdad, exploding the vehicle in a ball of flame.
Lynch's 507th Maintenance Corps convoy was ambushed on March 23 near the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in an attack that killed 11 soldiers.
Jessica, who was caught in an ambush on March 23 near Nasiriyah, was held captive for three weeks before US Marines rescued her and seven other Americans south of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Mark Anthony Sarmiento, 22, is with the 1st Battalion 2nd Marines or Task Force Tarawa from Camp Lejeune, the men and women who have been under fire in An Nasiriyah in Southern Iraq.
She was taken prisoner after her unit took a wrong turn in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.
Chief Petty Officer David Nagle of the Riyadh-based Joint Task Force South-west Asia tells The AP that US and British warplanes have bombed a military target in the province of Nasiriyah, 350 km south-east of Baghdad, in response to threats to coalition aircraft patrolling the no-flight zone.
Nasiriyah / NINA / Heavy fire during a wedding in reform (Islah) district / 60 km east of the city of Nasiriyah killed 3 people and wounded 4 others.
The attack yesterday in Nasiriyah was the deadliest against a US ally since the occupation began.
Political exiles who had fled from Saddam's regime also returned for the conference in the ancient city of Ur, near the southern city of Nasiriyah.
Cline had not been seen since March 23 when he and eight other Marines were reported missing in fighting on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah.