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Najaf:

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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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, Iraq.

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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According to a statement, Najaf, located in southern Iraq is the site of the Imam Ali Shrine and serves to be an important religious destination, playing host to millions of pilgrims each year.
On Mondays the flight takes off from its base at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, at 11 am and reaches Najaf at 12:35 noon.
The Iran Air flights from Bushehr to Najaf will resume as of August 29 after four years of interruption," Head of Iran Air Office in Bushehr Ahmad Mahuzi said on Saturday.
A group of around 200 Indian nationals returned from Najaf by Iraqi Airways flight on Sunday morning.
The ambassador inspected the project, during his tour of the Najaf Governorate and met with local officials and Kuwaiti visitors in the city.
BAGHDAD - Iraq opened a museum in the Shiite pilgrimage city of Najaf on Thursday commemorating a 1920 uprising against British occupation in a building that once housed captured soldiers.
The flight GF 204 needed additional fuel after arrival at Najaf International airport.
The southern city of Najaf is home to the holy Imam Ali mosque.
Talk of the Iranian plan to take over the leadership in Najaf of all Iraqi Shias started last fall.
The delegation was headed by Sheikh Ali Mirza who invited Rahi to take part in Najaf International Day conference to be held in few months at Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf.
Turkish Airlines has launched its first flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Najaf which is the airline's fourth flight destination in Iraq after Baghdad, Arbil and Al Basrah.
Turkish Airlines (THY) has started to operate flights between Istanbul and Najaf, its fourth destination in Iraq.