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Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group, including the USS ''Laboon'' (DDG-58) (USS Laboon (DDG 58)) and the USS ''Shiloh'' (CG-67) (USS Shiloh (CG-67)), in conjunction with B-52 bombers escorted by F-14D Tomcats from the USS Carl Vinson, launched 27 cruise missiles against Iraqi air defense targets in southern Iraq. Operation Desert Strike at globalsecurity.org A second wave of 17 missiles
and a member of parliament. The metre gauge line from Basra to Nasiriyah was the most important section constructed during the war in terms of its significance as part of later efforts to construct a national railway network. Soon after the end of World War I this was extended northwards from Ur Junction outside Nasiriyah up the Euphrates valley with the complete Basra to Baghdad route being opened on 16 January 1920. Hughes (1981) p. 89<
Travel Guides last Dabrowska first Karen year 2008 url http: books.google.fr books?id DhJ3lRnXyXcC&pg PA262 accessdate 2009-09-12 Iraq War (2003-2010) In March 2003, Nasiriyah was one of the first major battles of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Phillip Mitchell of the International Institute for Strategic Studies so described the town's strategic importance to The Guardian:
-ar ذي قار ''Dhī Qār'' ) (or '''Dhi Qar Governorate''') is a province (Governorates of Iraq) in southern Iraq. The provincial capital is Nasiriyah. Prior to 1976 the province was known as Muntafiq Province. Dhi Qar was the heartland of the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer and the ruins of Ur, Eridu, Lagash, Larsa, Girsu, Umma, and Bad-tibira are located here. Initially, the U.S. 1st Marine Division fought through
defeated Iraqi forces entrenched in and around the airfield and bypassed the city to the west. On March 23, 2003, a convoy of the United States Army's 507th Maintenance Company and the 3rd Combat Support BN elements, led by a Humvee driven by Lori Piestewa, made a wrong turn and were ambushed near Nasiriyah, a major crossing point over the Euphrates northwest of Basra,
coming on November 12, 2003 – a suicide car bombing of the Italian Carabinieri Corps HQ left a dozen Carabinieri, five Army soldiers, two Italian civilians, and eight Iraqi civilians dead. *2001 – The Russian ''Mir'' space station is disposed of (Deorbit of Mir), breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji. *2003 – In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18
, Afghanistan (Afghanistan war), and Iraq (Iraq war). In 2003 twelve Carabinieri were killed in a suicide bombing (2003 Nasiriyah bombing) on their base in Nasiriyah, near Basra in southern Iraq, in the largest Italian military loss of life in a single action since the Second World War (World War II). Sumerian Renaissance thumb left Great Ziggurat of Ur (File:Ziggurat of ur.jpg), near Nasiriyah, Iraq
on peacekeeping missions, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In 2003 twelve ''Carabinieri'' were killed in a suicide bomb attack on their base in Nasiriyah, near Basra, in southern Iraq, in the largest Italian military loss of life in a single action since the Second World War (World War II) (see 2003 Nasiriyah bombing). **Balad (LSA Anaconda (Joint Base Balad)) — 250 W **Nasiriyah (Tallil Air Base (Ali Air Base)) — 200 W **Qayyarah West Airfield (‘''Q
-WEST''’) — 250 W International involvement (1991 to present) Portugal was a founding member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and, although it had scarce forces, it played a key role in the European approaches. After 1991 Portugal committed several Infantry and Airlanding battalions to international operations. The Portuguese Army keeps soldiers in Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kosovo, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) and East Timor (around 6,000 men overall) and it has 128 Guardsmen military police in Iraq (Nasiriyah) under control of the Italian Army. Portugal also sent its soldiers to Afghanistan, which controlled the Kabul airport during 2005. As international observers, Portuguese were also in Croatia, Georgia (Georgia (country)) and Western Sahara. November *November 12 - In Nasiriya, Iraq (Nasiriyah), at least 23 people, among them the first Italian (Italy) casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base. *November 26 - UK (United Kingdom) foreign minister Jack Straw (Jack Straw (politician)) pays a brief, surprise visit to Iraq. His Memorial at Basra, Iraq can be found at panel numbers 16 and 62. The Basra Memorial was originally sited within Basra War Cemetery but in 1997 the Memorial was moved by presidential decree of Saddam Hussain. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the Gulf War. The Memorial consists of a roofed colonnade of white Indian stone, 80 metres long, with an obelisk 16 metres high as the central feature. The names are engraved on slate panels fixed to the wall behind the columns. More than 40,000 British, Indian and West African dead who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 are commemorated on the Memorial. In late August 2005, violence occurred in Najaf, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, and Sadr City (Baghdad). The Shi'ite infighting was between the supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Badr Organization, who are backed by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Both sides blame each other for the violence. Some Shi'a National Assembly (National Assembly of Iraq) members and ministers suspended their membership in the council because of the violence. Since Sadr's Mahdi Army were expelled from the city of Najaf, fighting between rival Shi'a groups has ceased. The Italian Army did not take part in combat operations of the 2003 Second Gulf War (Iraq War), dispatching troops only after May 1, 2003 - when major combat operations were declared over by the U.S. President (President of the United States) George W. Bush. Subsequently Italian troops arrived in the late summer of 2003, and began patrolling Nasiriyah and the surrounding area. On 26 May 2006, Italian foreign minister Massimo d'Alema announced that the Italian forces would be reduced to 1,600 by June. As of June 2006 32 Italian troops have been killed in Iraq - with the greatest single loss of life coming on November 12, 2003 - a suicide car bombing of the Italian Carabinieri Corps HQ left a dozen Carabinieri, five Army soldiers, two Italian civilians, and eight Iraqi civilians dead. Shammar in Iraq Under the leadership of Banu Mohamad, known as Al Jarba, there was a massive exodus into Iraq. Many of the Shammar in Iraq gave up the nomadic life to settle in major cities, especially the Jazirah (Al Jazira, Mesopotamia) plain, the area between the Tigris and Euphrates from Baghdad to Mosul. Droughts triggered several migrations of Shammar into Iraq, which, according to the Ottoman census upon its annexation, had only 1.5 million inhabitants. Today, Alhuchaim tribes of Samawa have a large majority of Shammar. Clans from Abda in Ain Tamur, Hacham of Alaslam in Souq Alshiokh, Aladhadh of Alaslam in the city of Nasiriyah are a few examples of Shammar outside of the Jazirah. The Shammar took over the Jazirah after displasing Al-Ubaid (Al-Ubaid (tribe)) tribe. According to Sheikh Abdullah Humaid Alyawar, the son of the sheikh of Shammar, in Iraq the total population of Shammar is estimated to be 1.5 million.
Explore the ziggurat of Ur , The Ziggurat of Ur, The British Museum is a Neo-Sumerian ziggurat in what was the city of Ur near Nasiriyah, in present-day Dhi Qar Province (Dhi Qar Governorate), Iraq. The structure was built during the Early Bronze Age (21st century BC), but had crumbled to ruins by the 6th century BC of the Neo-Babylonian period when it was restored by King Nabonidus. Image:Ancient ziggurat at Ali
"support of terrorism", in the context of Italian troops in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. The investigation was triggered after 17 members of the coalition government belonging to the right-wing Alleanza Nazionale, including Alessandra Mussolini, demanded that Indymedia be shut down. A senior party member and government official had announced the co-operation with US authorities, and party spokesman Mario Landolfi welcomed the FBI's seizure of the Indymedia servers. Left-wing
community. After the failed uprising of 1991, many families were massacred by Saddam Hussein's forces whilst thousands fled from Iraq to other countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden. Nasiriyah is the centre of a date (Date palm#Dates)-growing area, but many other agricultural products are produced here as well. The city's industries include boatbuilding, carpentry and silver working. The old parts of the town are built mainly from
Ziggurats were huge pyramidal temple towers built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley (Tigris-Euphrates river system) and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. There are 32 ziggurats known at, or near, Mesopotamia—28 in Iraq and 4 in Iran. Notable ziggurats include the Great Ziggurat of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq, the Ziggurat of Aqar Quf near Baghdad, Iraq, Chogha Zanbil
century BC. The top of the ziggurat was flat, unlike many pyramids. The step pyramid style began near the end of the Early Dynastic Period. Crawford, pp. 73-74 thumb 325px The reconstructed facade of the Neo-Sumerian (Image:Ancient ziggurat at Ali Air Base Iraq 2005.jpg) Great Ziggurat of Ur, near Nasiriyah, Iraq '''Ziggurats''' (Akkadian (Akkadian language) ''ziqqurat'', D-stem of ''zaqāru'' "to build on a raised area") were massive
structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. Notable ziggurats include the Great Ziggurat of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq; the Ziggurat of Aqar Quf near Baghdad, Iraq; Chogha Zanbil in Khūzestān (Khūzestān Province), Iran; and Sialk (Tappeh Sialk) near Kashan, Iran. The oldest pictorial record of a lute dates back to the Uruk period
Jessica Lynch and Specialist Shoshana Johnson were taken prisoners of war during the skirmishes. The Battle of Nasiriyah between Iraqi forces and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit under the call sign "Task Force Tarawa" of the U.S. Marine Corps lasted between about March 23 and March 29, in which 18 Marines were killed and over 150 were wounded, including a number hit by friendly fire from Air Force A‑10 aircraft,
Marines 2 23 , 5 11 (5th Battalion 11th Marines),the DASC (Fwd) (Direct Air Support Center) that had been supporting the Division, and a detachment from Combat Service Support Battalion-10. On April 13, Task Force Marines rescued seven American Prisoners of War in Samarra. Five of the POWs were members of the 507th
'''Nasiriyah''' ( ; BGN (United States Board on Geographic Names): '''An Nāşirīyah'''; also spelled '''Nassiriya''' or '''Nasiriya''') is a city in Iraq. It is on the Euphrates about 225 miles (370 km) southeast of Baghdad, near the ruins of the ancient city of Ur. It is the capital of the province of Dhi Qar. According to the 1987 census the city had a population of 265,937 people; the estimated population in 2003 was 560,200.
The population of Nasiriyah is nearly exclusively Shī‘a (Shia Islam) Muslims (Islam) with small Mandaean and Sunni muslim communities, until 1951 the town was a home to a sizable Jewish community. After the failed uprising of 1991, many families were massacred by Saddam Hussein's forces whilst thousands fled from Iraq to other countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden.
Nasiriyah is the centre of a date (Date palm#Dates)-growing area, but many other agricultural products are produced here as well. The city's industries include boatbuilding, carpentry and silver working.
The old parts of the town are built mainly from sun-dried brick (mudbrick) and this part of the town is still enclosed by a mud wall. The newer parts are dominated by standard Iraqi block buildings.
The city museum has a large collection of Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Abbasid artifacts. The ruins of the ancient cities of Ur and Larsa are located nearby.