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Nasiriyah

a city in S Iraq, on the River Euphrates; agricultural and trading centre. Pop.: 425 000 (2005 est.)
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The activity lasted from September until December 2005, unfolded on a military base near An Nassiriyah and consisted of four training series.
Sadr inherited his father's political base in "Sadr City," a large (2 million population) Shiite district of Baghdad, but is also strong in and has challenged ISCI for control of Diwaniyah, Nassiriyah, Basra, Amarah, and other major Shiite cities.
19 bombings in Baghdad's Green Zone moved its 10th Army Division HQ from Nassiriyah (capital of the southern province of Thi-Qar) to Amarah, the capital of Mayssan.
International Resource News-19 October 2009-Nippon to invest USD8bn to develop Nassiriyah oil field in Japan(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
Eoe1/4A[yen]In separate bidding for engineering contracts for Nassiriyah oil field, Iraq has asked Eni, ItalyEoe1/4aos largest energy company, and a Japanese group comprising Nippon Oil, Inpex and JGC to revise their bids.
Police fired in the air to disperse some 3,000 stone-throwing demonstrators in the southern city of Nassiriyah who took to the streets; and local officials, in a bid to restore calm, ordered petrol stations to cancel the price hikes.
US journalist Micah Garen was released by his kidnappers and was at the office of Sadr in Nassiriyah, Al-Jazeera TV said.
Briton Gary Teeley was kidnapped in the southern city of Nassiriyah on Tuesday, it was revealed.
When we attacked the Italian troops in Nassiriyah and sent you and America's agents an ultimatum to withdraw from the antiIslam alliance, you did not understand the the message.
It said: 'When we attacked the Italian troops in Nassiriyah and sent you and America's agents an ultimatum to withdraw from the anti-Islam alliance, you did not understand the the message.
As US Marines continued their inch-by-inch advance on Baghdad from Karbala, Nassiriyah and Najaf, British forces around Basra were hoping for further progress in their push to take control of Iraq's second city.
Meanwhile, US Marines continued their inch-by-inch advance on Baghdad from Karbala, Nassiriyah and Najaf,and British forces around Basra were hoping for further progress in their push to take control of Iraq's second city.