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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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, Iraq.
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They went to the wilderness that was being used as burial ground, on the outskirts of the city of Nejef. But there was no trace of Hani's grave.
Critically ill Mariam comes from a remote Bedouin village called Alqadssiya, near the town of Nejef in desolate southern Iraq.