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, city (1987 pop. 268,834), provincial capital, central Iraq, on a branch of the Euphrates River. It was built (c.1100) largely of material taken from the nearby ruins of ancient Babylon. It is a port and the main cereal market of the middle Euphrates area.
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, Iraq.
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Al Hillah fort The renovation and maintenance of the Al Hillah Fort in Al Buraimi Governorate has been completed too.
The massive blast completely destroyed the checkpoint manned by security forces guarding the northern entrance to Hillah, an area that had recently been spared such attacks.
Babil Stadium, in Al Hillah, Iraq, is progressing towards its completion in the last quarter of 2014 despite the current crisis enveloping the country.
It would move via the Iraqi cities of Naseriyah, Diwaniyah, Hillah, Baghdad, Fallujah, Ramadi and Rutbah to areas near the country s borders with Syria and Jordan.
The blast went off at the entrance of Hillah city during morning rush hour as dozens of cars were waiting to be searched.
The explosion took place at the entrance of Hillah city , Al Jazeera added, noting that six of those killed on Sunday morning were security personnel and three were civilians.
In Hillah, located about 60 miles south of Baghdad, two car bombs killed nine civilians and wounded 28, police said.
The deadliest attack took place in the city of Hillah when three separate car bombing struck two outdoor markets and a line of shops, killing nine people and wounding 21, police said.
Two car bombs struck a marketplace in the city of Hillah, some 100 km south of Baghdad, while a third car bomb went off in an industrial area, a local police source said.
Near Hillah, a car bomb parked in a parking lot exploded, killing one and wounding nine.
A parked car bomb later struck Shi'ite worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in the southern city of Hillah, killing nine and wounding 26, according to police and health officials.
Puddles of blood and shards of metal clogged a drainage ditch at the site of one of the bombings in the city of Hillah, where hours before pilgrims had been marching.