Shatt-al-Arab


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Shatt al Ar·ab

or Shatt-al-Ar·ab  (shăt′ ăl ăr′əb, shät′ äl)
A river channel, about 195 km (120 mi) long, of southeast Iraq formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and flowing southeast to the Persian Gulf. The Shatt al Arab forms part of the Iraq-Iran border, and navigation rights to the channel have long been disputed by the two countries.

Shatt-al-Arab

(ˈʃætælˈærəb)
n
(Placename) a river in SE Iraq, formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers: flows southeast as part of the border between Iraq and Iran to the Persian Gulf. Length: 193 km (120 miles)

Shatt-al-A•rab

(ˈʃæt ælˈær əb, ˈʃɑt-)

n.
a river in SE Iraq, formed by the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, flowing SE to the Persian Gulf. 123 mi. (198 km) long.
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According to estimate, there are 24 trade and military vessels were drowned in Shatt-al-Arab waterway.
Daniel Lee Coffey, of 10 Platoon, C Company, Second Battalion The Rifles, was returning to base at the Shatt-Al-Arab Hotel in Basra on Tuesday when his patrol was ambushed by two gunmen.
The men were detained on Monday in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway that runs along the Iran-Iraq border.
According to state-run television in Iran, the eight were detained by the Iranian authorities after their boats entered Iranian waters in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, which divides Iran from Iraq.
Iran impounded three British military vessels and detained eight crewmen yesterday in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, Iraq's main link with the Persian Gulf.
The statement added that both sides reached to understandings on Shatt-al-Arab water way through adopting the Thalweg river line principle.
Iran impounded three British military vessels and detained the eight crewmen yesterday in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, Iraq's main link with the Persian Gulf and the border between Iraq and Iran.