Great Zab

Great Zab

 

a river in eastern Turkey and Iraq; left tributary of the Tigris. Length, 473 km; basin area, 26,200 sq km. It rises in the western spurs of the Qutur Range and flows out into the Kurdistan plain. It is fed by mountain snow and rain. High water is in April and May; low water, in summer and autumn. The average discharge at the mouth is about 403 cu m per sec. There is a reservoir. The Great Zab is used for irrigation. The cities of Zibar, Kelek, and Quwair (Iraq) are located along the river.

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The person who was driving the pickup is thought to have lost his grip on the steering wheel at a sharp turn, leading the pickup to fall into the river Zap Suyu, also known as the Great Zab, around 15 kilometers from the city of Hakkari.
The funding for the project is US$98 million and allocated from the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources, and it will be constructed on a branch of the Great Zab River.
Specialists believe it was an ancient city probably located near the upper Great Zab River between Lake Urumiyeh and Lake Van in Anatolia.
Iraqi soldiers struggled to hold control of the village of Khazer a day after withdrawing about six miles from vast fortifications overlooking Kurdish-held Kalak, which includes two bridges crossing the wide Great Zab River.
17, Talabani used those arms to start the latest round of fighting, launching an attack on hamlets in the mountains controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party and pushing their rivals westward toward the Great Zab River.