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Zarqa

or

Zerka

(both: zär`kä), in the Bible, river, 80 mi (129 km) long, rising in the hills W of Amman, N Jordan, and flowing generally north, then west, to the Jordan River; it is the ancient Jabbok. On its southern bank Jacob wrestled with the angel.
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Zarqa

the second largest town in Jordan, northeast of Amman. Pop.: 494 000 (2005 est.)
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The situation at Zerqa became desperately confused, with predominantly Bedouin units loyal to Hussein and the Hashemite dynasty rampaging through the camp, firing shots in the air and threatening anyone they suspected of plotting against the king, while rumours were flying that Hussein was already dead.
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In their opening Group 'C' match, which took place at the Prince Mohammad International Stadium in Zerqa City, Bahrain stunned the home side with a fourth minute goal through striker Reem Al Hashmi.