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Hillah:

see Al HillahAl Hillah
, city (1987 pop. 268,834), provincial capital, central Iraq, on a branch of the Euphrates River. It was built (c.1100) largely of material taken from the nearby ruins of ancient Babylon. It is a port and the main cereal market of the middle Euphrates area.
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Some 95 kilometres south of Baghdad, Hillah is a Shia majority city.
More than 130 were injured by the blast in Hillah, 60 miles from the Iraqi capital, police said.
David Peoples, Vice President, Federal Division for InterNetwork Experts, commented, "The feedback we have been receiving for the past year on our engineers in Baghdad, All Hillah and Basra has been very positive and we are pleased to have this contract extended.
Hakim said in a statement today that: "in the time we condemn the heinous crime that targeted civilians in Hillah, we held the government and the security services the responsibility of protecting civilian lives.
David Hughes died when the vehicle he was travelling in was hit in the Al Hillah region, south of Baghdad.
A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Hillah, killing at least eight people and wounding 31, police said.
The US Embassy in Baghdad, meanwhile, said US officials were investigating a January 31 incident involving a civilian helicopter after The New York Times reported that insurgents had brought the chopper down with ground fire during a flight between Hillah and Baghdad.
A bomb also exploded at a crowded bus station in Hillah, a Shia city 60 miles south Baghdad.
It was the deadliest attack since February when Iraqi rebels launched a suicide car bomb attack on a crowd of police and national guard recruits in Hillah.
Project Location: From Baghdad West, Baghdad, Iraq To Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq
Six car bombs exploded in three cities of Amara, Hillah, and Nasiriyah -- South of the capital Baghdad.
Another police official in Hillah confirmed the fatalities, but said 35 were wounded.