Al Basrah

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Al Basrah:

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, Arabic al Basrah, city (1987 pop. 406,296), SE Iraq, on the Shatt al Arab. Basra is Iraq's second largest city and principal port. Its commercially advantageous location, near oil fields and 75 mi (121 km) from the Persian Gulf, has made it prosperous, and oil is
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, Iraq.
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Twice weekly services to Al Basrah will operate with a Boeing 737/800 aircraft on Thursdays and Saturdays until 5 July 2011 when it will increase to a three-times a week service with the additional flight being operated on Tuesdays.
He added: "The Queen has approved the award of the battle honour Al Basrah and the theatre honour Iraq 2003 to the Irish Guards who participated in Operation Telic."
Baghdad, and the province of Al Basrah in January 2004.
On the Iraqi side of the Shatt Al Basrah canal there are two sudden, violent explosions as mortars open up on the armoured vehicles guarding the approaches to the bridge.
Crew members from the Black Watch battle group fired on the vehicle while engaging pockets of Iraqi soldiers and militia near a bridge over the Qanat Shatt Al Basrah canal running along the western edge of the city.
The aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike the target near Al Basrah, about 390 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, the U.S.
Using a pointer, Shalikashvili directed Perry's attention to a disturbing set of photographs, Improbable as it might have seemed coming just three and a half years after a United States-led coalition blasted Saddam Hussein to his knees, elements of the Republican Guard (Saddam's elite troops), supported by mechanized infantry, armor, and tank units, were moving at a rapid clip southward toward Al Basrah, a mere 30 miles from the Kuwaiti border.
Consulate General in al Basrah, Iraq, proposed facilitating a Sister City partnership between al Basrah and Houston, Texas.
With this, Najaf becomes the airline's fourth destination in Iraq, after Baghdad, Arbil and Al Basrah.
The Theatre Honour Iraq 2003 and Battle Honour Al Basrah will now be displayed on the units' colours.
They hung stationary in the air before releasing their missiles, guiding them into the target on the other side of the Shatt Al Basrah canal, then peeling away.