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Umm Qasr

(o͞om käs`ə) town, Basra prov., S Iraq, S of Basra on the Kuwait border. Located on an arm of the Persian Gulf, it is Iraq's second largest port, with deepwater facilities.
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It will call at the following ports: Bandar Abbas, Asaluyeh, Bandar Iman, Khomeini, Busher and Khorramsharh in Iran and the port of Um Qasr in Iraq.
Jordanian exporters have had to use more expensive sea routes to Iraq's Um Qasr port or another land route across Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, businessmen have said.
For his part, Mayor of Zubair Talib Khalil Alhsonah told the reporter of / NINA / today that intelligence force carried out a raid and search operation in the district, which resulted in the arrest of a person accused of terrorist acts in Um Qasr district west of Basra who was moved to the Directorate of Intelligence of Basra for the purpose of taking the necessary actions,.
The attack took place in the morning when a booby-trapped truck exploded near a water drinking facility on the road linking the towns of Um Qasr and the border town of Safwan, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Investment in a modern, robust signaling system for the railway line from Baghdad to Um Qasr. This would include the supply and installation of equipment for central dispatching, communications to locomotives/drivers, communications to stations staff, control of point machines that operate switches, protection of level crossings, and the systems that integrate and operate equipment.
Jordan and Iraq earlier discussed a cross-border highway project plan, suggested to be funded by the World Bank, to link Aqaba Port with Um Qasr Port in Basra.
In a statement today, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, she added that and truck exploded in Um Qasr terminal between a vessel and a warehouse that led to destroying the store and damages in the ship.
Shi'ite Iraqi protesters in March 2013 hurled stones at security forces in the border town of Um Qasr,
The wheat flour consignment, which is worth $ 1.6 million, was shipped from the Um Qasr port in southern Iraq.
Sandbag and a cat named Hesco - named after the Army's wire barriers - lived with British troops at Um Qasr until May when Britain's mission in Iraq ended as 20 Armoured Brigade left.
The soldier, who was originally from Edinburgh, had been serving in the Um Qasr in the Basra Province at the time.