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An ancient city of Assyria on the Tigris River opposite the site of present-day Mosul, Iraq. As capital of the Assyrian Empire, it enjoyed great influence and prosperity, especially under Sennacherib and Ashurbanipal (seventh century bc). The city was captured and destroyed by Babylonia and its allies in 612 bc.


(Placename) the ancient capital of Assyria, on the River Tigris opposite the present-day city of Mosul (N Iraq): at its height in the 8th and 7th centuries bc; destroyed in 612 bc by the Medes and Babylonians


(ˈnɪn ə və)

the ancient capital of Assyria: ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.
Nin′e•vite` (-ˌvaɪt) n.
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Noun1.Nineveh - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
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
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
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The advance sent tens of thousands of Iraqis -- many of them Christians from the once diverse city of Mosul and Ninevah province -- fleeing into the Kurdistan region.
Turkish troops in Iraq An Iraqi court later issued an arrest warrant against Atheel al-Nujaifi, the former governor of Ninevah province, of which Mosul is the capital, accusing him of facilitating the entry of the Turkish forces.
If they decided they want to save that area, then OK, train our people, train the Kurds, give them more equipment -- or liberate Ninevah Plain for us, and we will protect it, Without a safe haven -- without international protection for the Ninevah Plain -- there will be no Christians living in Iraq anymore," he added.
Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands army operations in Ninevah province, said Iraqi special forces, the regular army and federal police are taking part in the operation to retake the Old City.
It is a case where the spoils are going to be more problematic than the victory, Already there is talk in Iraq and the US Congress of turning Mosul and surrounding Ninevah Province into several quasi-autonomous 'cantons' along the lines of the Kurdish-protected zone created after the Gulf War.
US-led coalition aircraft provided support, said Bashar, the spokesman for the operations command in Ninevah, the province in which Qayyarah and Mosul are located.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kurdish Peshmerga forces continued their rapid advance against the ISIL near Mosul on Sunday, forcing the terrorists to retreat from more regions in Ninevah province.
Ninevah Road in Winson Green was shut off by a West Midlands Police cordon and a patrol car after a 24-year-old man barricaded himself in a bedroom and threatened to self-harm.
The worst-hit area was the capital, Baghdad, with 259 civilians killed and 770 injured, followed by the northern Ninevah province, which is almost entirely controlled by IS, with 133 killed and 89 wounded.
The worst-hit area was the capital, Baghdad, with 259 civilians killed and 770 wounded, followed by the northern Ninevah province, which is almost entirely controlled by terrorist ISIS, with 133 killed and 89 wounded.
On the other side of the coin, the Iraqi army, who far too often reflect sectarian realities in Baghdad have handed thousands of weapons, tanks and ammunition, along with thousands kilometers of territories to ISIS terrorists in Ninevah, Salahadin and Anbar provinces.
The Amnesty report investigated 13 villages in the provinces of Ninevah, Kirkuk and Diyala, and included satellite imagery that Amnesty International said corroborated their claims.