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, city (1987 pop. 309,010), S central Iraq, on a lake near the Euphrates River. The city, one of Shi'a Islam's holiest, is also called Mashad Ali, after the tomb (in a mosque) of Ali, son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet.
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Najaf

a holy city in central Iraq, near the River Euphrates; burial place of the Caliph Ali and a centre of the Shiite faith. Pop.: 639 000 (2005 est.)
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Jazeera Airways was the first airline in Kuwait and Iraq to launch flights between the two countries in April 2012 with flights between Kuwait and the holy city of Al Najaf.
A statement by the COI cited "After the attendance of the secrete informer to AL Najaf investigation office and writing down his statement that included the question of the colonel for two thousands US Dollars to close an investigation against the secret informer.
Arbil and Al Najaf had been due to take part in qualifiers for the AFC Cup - the Asian Football Confederation's secondary club competition behind the Asian Champions League - before an Asian Football Confederation deadline had lapsed for the Iraq Football Association to resolve its difficulties with Fifa.
Meanwhile, AFC Cup holders Kuwait SC will have to wait a little bit longer to get a clearer picture of who they will face in the group stage of next yearEoe1/4aos competition after being drawn alongside the runners-up of the AFC Champions League 2010 West Zone qualification play-off and Al Najaf, who could miss out on the competition due to FifaEoe1/4aos suspension of Iraq.
Itisaluna is scheduled to expand during June of this year so that its next stations will be Karbala, Al Najaf and Babel.
He said, 'Investigators made serious omissions in not searching for records of hospital admissions or treatment and not establishing whether there was a register at Al Najaf shrine in which Nadhem's burial may have been recorded.
He said: "It has been established during the course of the case that the investigators made serious omissions in not searching for records of hospital admissions or treatment and not establishing whether there was a register at Al Najaf shrine in which Nadhem's burial may have been recorded.
That was where a sanctuary arose around which the Imam Ali Mosque was built subsequently and a town, Al Najaf, grew up there surrounded by an immense cemetery.
Abdel Majid Al Khoui, a moderate US-backed Shiite religious leader fluent in English and brought back to Al Najaf from self-exile in London.
Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and operates a network for high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo, and Al Najaf.
Kuwait-based low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways is boosting its summer schedule with 61 additional flights to Jeddah, Dubai, Amman, Luxor, Assiut, Sohag, Al Najaf and Mashhad.
Smaller capacity stadia are also being built in the major cities of Anbar, Diyala, Karbala, Nassiriya, Ninevah, Hilla and Al Najaf as tertiary support to the main facilities.