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or Irbil
, town (1987 pop. 485,968) and capital of Kurdistan Region, N Iraq. A commercial, agricultural, and administrative center with a predominantly Kurdish population, it is one of the world's oldest continually settled towns.
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(also Erbil), a city in northern Iraq. Population, 90,000 (1965). Irbil is a highway junction and railroad terminus of a line from Baghdad. The city trades in grain, sesame, tobacco, and cotton. Hides are dressed, and other crafts are practiced.


, Irbil, Arbil
a city in N Iraq: important in Assyrian times. Pop.: 870 000 (2005 est.)
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Mohamad El-Hout, chairman of Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, said the decision follows the order to international carriers to stop serving Irbil and Sulaimaniyah, the capital and second city of the Kurdish region, from tomorrow.
Fourteen of the dead were from the Philippines, while three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person of unknown nationality also died, said Saman Barzanji, director general of the Irbil Health Department.
It stopped Irbil flights in August for what it called "operational reasons," though it continued flying to Baghdad and the southern city of Basra.
John Kirby, Spokesman for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, said the second wave of strikes used a drone to attack a mortar position while four FA-18 fighter-attack planes hit a seven-vehicle convoy outside Irbil.
The health minister of Kurdistan region, Recot Hama Rasheed said in a press statement that four people were killed in a series of bombings that targeted the city of Irbil today with 29 others were wounded.
The KRG territory produces around 150,000 barrels a day, which is a small amount if compared to production in the south of the country, but the exploration that has been started by these giant companies in Irbil could turn the region into an oil-producing area worthy of interest by investors.
Holding talks in Irbil and Sulaymaniyah cities in the north of Iraq, Caglayan said that Turkey had always supported Iraq's territorial integrity, adding that Turkey never thought of intervening in domestic affairs of any country.
11 (Petra)--Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit arrived in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil on a two-day working visit during which he will meets with President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Barham Saleh.
Police Chief Abdul-Khaliq Talaat said the cause of the Sunday explosion just outside the city of Irbil was not immediately known.
The match between Irbil and Kuwait Sports Club on Wednesday in the second leg of the Asian Football Confederation Cup's quarter-finals will have extra security at the nearly 21,000-seat sold-out stadium in the Kurdish city of Irbil.
Following joyful scenes at two friendlies against Palestine, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said yesterday that Iraq will stage Asian club and international fixtures in Irbil.
At least 19 people were killed and 80 injured when a suicide truck bomb ripped through the Iraqi Interior Ministry in the relatively peaceful Kurdish city of Irbil yesterday.