Nasiriyah

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forces would be reduced to 1,600 by June; Italian participation in the military operations in Iraq was concluded by the end of 2006, with full withdrawal of Italian military personnel except for a small group of about 30 soldiers engaged in providing security for the Italian embassy in Baghdad, and about 87 soldiers stationing in bases in the Persian Gulf (but not in Iraqi territory). As of June 2006 32 Italian troops have been killed in Iraq – with the greatest single loss of life

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

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


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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


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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,


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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,


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Air Base Iraq 2005.jpg thumb The 4100 year old Great Ziggurat of Ur in southern Iraq. Ziggurats were huge religious monuments built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. There are 32 ziggurats known at, and near, Mesopotamia. Twenty-eight of them are in Iraq, and four of them are in Iran. Notable Ziggurats include the Great Ziggurat of Ur near


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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


early bronze

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


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"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


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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


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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,

Nasiriyah

'''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.

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