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see AqabaAqaba
, town (1996 est. pop. 52,000), SW Jordan, at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, on the border with Israel. It is the only Jordanian port with direct access to the Red Sea; it remains the trade entrepôt to Iraq. Phosphates are the chief export.
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, Akaba
the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop.: 46 090 (1990 est.)
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Sep 26, 2008: Defeats Ghana's Osumana Akaba to win the Commonwealth title.
But Burns has already beaten two other Ghanaians in successive Commonwealth title fights, Yakuba Amidu and Osumana Akaba, who have both had victories over Laryea.
We blew up their railway supply lines from the north and we bombed and strafed them to keep their forces occupied while Lawrence led his Arab army in an incredible trek to cut off their supply port of Akaba. That was the turning point of the campaign."
Both defeats came in British title fights - against Edinburgh's Alex Arthur in 2006 and Leeds' Carl Johanneson the year after - and he captured the Commonwealth belt at the expense o f Ghana's Osumanu Akaba in 2008 and has since defended it three times.
The Israeli ships would sail down the Gulf of Akaba from Eilat, the port whose freedom of seaborne trade would be secured by the opening of the Straits.