Places Known For

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Deir ez-Zor

1945 , Burma 1942–45 (Burma campaign). of the border, but requiring a major bridge across the river. This route would be more direct than the existing one ''via'' the border station at Tall Kushik. thumb w:Temple of Bel Temple of Bel (File:Temple of Bel in Palmyra.JPG) in Palmyra '''Palmyra (w:Palmyra)''' was an ancient Arabic city in central Syria (w:Syria). In antiquity, it was an important city located in an oasis (w:oasis) 215 km (134 mi) northeast of Damascus (w:Damascus) and 180 km (110 mi) southwest of the Euphrates (w:Euphrates) at Deir ez-Zor (w:Deir ez-Zor). It had long been a vital caravan stop (w:caravan city) for travelers crossing the Syrian desert (w:Syrian desert) and was known as the ''Bride of the Desert''. The earliest documented reference to the city by its Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur (which means "the town that repels" in Amorite and "the indomitable town" in Aramaic) is recorded in Babylonia (w:Babylonia)n tablets found in Mari (w:Mari, Syria).

South Hams

property prices had soared due to wealthy second home owners, leaving local people unable to afford to live within their own communities. The objections were quashed by South Hams council.

Al Anbar Governorate

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there. On 2 January 1942, Bardia was re-taken by the South African 2nd Infantry Division, led by 1st Battalion, Royal Durban Light Infantry (Durban Light Infantry), supported by the New Zealand Divisional Cavalry. The South Africans, many of them

Coahuila y Tejas

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Merced, California

to increasing enrollment and growth constraints at existing UC campuses. On May 19, 1995, the Regents selected the Merced (Merced, California) site


and destinations Macdonald-Cartier Airport is part of Canada's busiest air corridor between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, which is commonly referred to as the Eastern Triangle. Air Canada has had specially branded flights between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, known as Rapidair. The airport

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

, was fought near Murfreesboro between the Union Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee. This was a major engagement of the American Civil War. Between December 31 and January 2, 1863, there were 23,515 casualties. It was the bloodiest battle of the war based on percentage


a wedge into the road. Two battalions of the Givati Brigade drove south east of Iraq al-Manshiyya, thus cutting the road between al-Faluja and Beit Jibrin. Beit Jibrin was captured by the 52 Battalion of Givati and the 8th Brigade on October 23. The Israeli (Israel) military launched at least six airstrikes into the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rockets that were fired into Southern Israel by members of Hamas (w:Hamas) earlier in the day. Among the targets hit were a police station and other sites in the city of Rafah (w:Rafah), believed to be tunnel locations (w:Smuggling tunnel#Smuggling tunnels in Rafah, Gaza Strip). Small arms fire has also been reported. No one was injured or killed in the strikes.

Ming dynasty

temples, Confucius is represented by a memorial tablet. In 2006, the China Confucius Foundation commissioned a standard portrait of Confucius based on the Tang dynasty portrait by Wu Daozi. Cannon were used by Ming dynasty forces at the Battle of Lake Poyang. ref

were used by Ming dynasty forces at the Battle of Lake Poyang. Ming dynasty era ships had bronze cannon. One shipwreck in Shandong had a cannon dated to 1377 and an anchor dated to 1372.

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