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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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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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BAGHDAD, May 19 (KUNA) -- Representatives of Iraqi political parties, meeting saturday at Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr's house in An-Najaf, failed to conclude an outcome that would address the political standoff in the country.