Nasiriyah

What is Nasiriyah known for?


suicide

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


service support

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


large collection

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. Climate Nasiriyah features a desert climate (''Bwh'' in the Köppen climate classification).

are travelling here on business are strongly advised to consult their own government first and have an armed guard with them. Otherwise do not even ''think'' about travelling here! '''Nasiriyah''' is a city in Lower Mesopotamia region of Iraq . Understand Get in Get around See The city museum has a large collection of Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Abbasid artifacts Do Buy Eat Drink Sleep Connect Go next The ruins of the ancient cities of Ur and Larsa are located nearby.


iraq

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, Post code, Postal code... -- postal_code area_code blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website footnotes '''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

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


main battle'

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,


quot support'

"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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. birth_place Tuba City, Arizona death_place Nasiriyah, Iraq placeofburial **Balad (Balad, Iraq) (LSA Anaconda (Joint Base Balad)) — 250 W **Nasiriyah (Tallil Air Base (Ali Air Base)) — 200 W **Qayyarah Airfield West (Q-WEST) — 250 W A Shia Muslim, he trained as a lawyer in Baghdad and served as a judge since the 1980s, including as head judge in Nasiriyah and deputy head judge in Basra. He was imprisoned for a year under Saddam

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


pyramid

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


quot support

"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


development projects

Governorate Co-ordinator Senior Advisor in Dhi Qar, two provinces in southern Iraq. His responsibilities included holding elections, resolving tribal disputes and implementing development projects. He faced an incipient civil war and growing civil unrest from his base in a Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) compound in Al Amarah (Amarah), and in May 2004 was in command of his compound in Nasiriyah when it was besieged by Sadrist militia. He was made an Officer of the Order

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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