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see KarbalaKarbala
, city (1987 pop. 296,705), central Iraq, at the edge of the Syrian Desert. The city's trade is in religious objects, hides, wool, and dates. Karbala is the site of the tomb of the Shiite leader Husein, who was killed in the city in 680.
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, Kerbela
a town in central Iraq: the chief holy city of Iraq and centre of Shiah Muslim pilgrimage; burial place of Mohammed's grandson Husain. Pop.: 460 000 (2005 est.)
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Karbala received yesterday a delegation headed by Acting Minister of Defense Saadoun al-Dulaimi, Minister of National Reconciliation and Minister of Higher Education, as well as numbers of tribal sheiks from Ramadi and Kerbela.
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KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Head of Karbala Chamber of Commerce called the Emirates ambassador to Baghdad to urge UAE companies to enter the Iraqi market, including Kerbela province, pointing out that the trade exchange level between the two countries reached to 5 billion dollars.
He added that a number of UAE companies are working in Iraq, including Kerbela, with a desire of other companies to enter the Iraqi market.