Al Kufah

Al Kufah

(äl ko͞o`fä), town, S central Iraq. Founded (638) by Caliph Umar I, it was one of the two Muslim centers (the other was BasraBasra
, 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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) of the early Ummayad caliphs.
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However, a Pentagon official did reveal that aircraft from the US-British coalition had launched two strikes - one near Basra and the other near Al Kufah - after Iraq allegedly fired at allied aircraft.