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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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They are training the Iraqi Marines and Navy to protect the oil platforms as part of a contract that will see them stay in South Port Um Qasr until 2011.
The soldier, who was originally from Edinburgh, had been serving in the Um Qasr in the Basra Province at the time.
Last Tuesday, Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, 31, became the 100th member of the armed forces killed since the start of hostilities when he lost his life in Um Qasr, in the southern province of Basra.
The married dad-of-three was killed when a booby-trap bomb hit his Land-Rover in the southern port of Um Qasr on Tuesday.
The soldier, from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, was among those helping rebuild the port town of Um Qasr in the province of Basra.
The sombre milestone was reached yesterday when married father-of-three Corporal Gordon Pritchard, 31, a soldier from the 7th Armoured Brigade was killed by an bomb blast in Um Qasr, in Basra Province.
The family of the Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, aged 31, who was killed in Um Qasr, the southern province of Basra, yesterday morning, paid tribute to a proud family man who was "the epitome of a modern, professional soldier".
The latest death occurred yesterday morning in Um Qasr, the southern province of Basra, when a British Land Rover on a routine patrol was hit by an explosion.
Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, 31, was killed in Um Qasr, the southern province of Basra, yesterday morning.
Yesterday's 100th British armed forces death since the start of the Iraq war was married father-of-three Corporal Gordon Pritchard, 31, in an explosion in the southern Iraq port of Um Qasr.
The MoD said one soldier from the 7th Armoured Brigade died and three were injured as a result of an explosion in Um Qasr, Basra Province, in southern Iraq at 8.
Similar fights broke out in the electrical stations around Basra, and Juma'a and the Basra head of the IFTU, Abu Lina, went to the deepwater port of Um Qasr to help dock workers get organized and begin their own push for better wages.