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  AllRefer.com - Basra (Iraq Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Basra is Iraq's second largest city and principal port.
The port was further bombed by western coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War (1991), primarily to thwart covert trade.
Basra is the seat of a branch of the Univ. of Baghdad.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Basra.html   (309 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Basra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basra is 55 km (additional info and facts about 55 km) from the Persian Gulf and 545 km (additional info and facts about 545 km) from Baghdad (Capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River).
Basra is the capital of the Basra province (additional info and facts about Basra province).
In March through May of 2003, the outskirts of Basra were the scene of heavy fighting in the 2003 invasion of Iraq (additional info and facts about 2003 invasion of Iraq).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/basra.htm   (709 words)

Basra continued to be an important trade center during the Ottoman period, and was one of the provincial capitals in Iraq.
Basra takes its name from the great military camp, which was founded by the second Caliph Omar Bin al-Khatab in 637 AD near the present town of Zubair, to control lower Iraq and its sea approaches.
Thus the city of Basra flourished between about 800 and 1200 AD and became famous for its wealth and size as well as for its associations with the name of Sindbad the sailor.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/basrah.htm   (1251 words)

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The students of Basra University are lucky that their new buildings are situated so ideally- on the point of the island with a view straight down (and up) the broad waterway that combines two of the world's greatest rivers, Tigris and Euphrates.
Basra was founded with Kufa by order of the Caliph Omar as soon as the Sassanian capital at Ctesiphon fell to the Muslim armies.
Basra looms into history once again with the raising there by Zubeir ibn al Awwam and Talha ibn Ubaidullah of a force to resist the claim of Ali, the Prophet Mohamed's cousin, to the Caliphate after the murders of Omar and Othman.
members.lycos.co.uk /basrahuniversity/basrahCH.html   (2940 words)

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Basra proper, which is the old residential area, where many beautiful, old-style houses are to be found.
There are three museums in Basra -- the Floating Navy Museum, containing war relics; the Basra Museum, containing some Sumerian, Babylonian and Islamic objects; and the Museum for Martyrs of the Persian Aggression, containing displays relating to the sufferings of the ordinary people of Basra during the Iran-Iraq War.
Basra's Bazaar in the Ashar district is full of old houses with balconies leaning over into the narrow streets and beautiful wooden facades in the style of old Arab architecture.
www.arab.net /iraq/iq_basra.htm   (280 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Capture of Basra, 1914
The capture of Basra (present-day Al-Basrah) formed the opening action on the Mesopotamian Front and ran from 5-21 November 1914 with the belated entry of Turkey into the war against the Entente Powers.
Basra - a city on the River Euphrates, inland from where the river flowed into the head of the Persian Gulf - contained a population of approximately 60,000 people, comprised of a mixture of Muslims and Christians.
Barrett resolved to lose no time in taking Basra, in spite of the knowledge that a significant Turkish force of 4,500 men, operating under Subhi Bey (commander of lower Mesopotamian forces), was assembling there.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/basra.htm   (619 words)

 Basra on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basra was founded (AD 636) by the caliph Umar I. It was a cultural center under Harun ar-Rashid and declined with the decay of the Abbasid caliphate.
BASRA, IRAQ -- Residents of an apartment building in central Basra, Iraq, are living Wednesday, April 9, 2003, with the rubble they say was left behind when their apartment building was hit during coa
BASRA, IRAQ -- Neighbors of the Nasser family, living in a building in central Basra, Iraq, are reflected in the shattered mirror of the family's apartment Wednesday, April 9, 2003, which relatives sa
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Basra.asp   (1064 words)

 washingtonpost.com: People in Basra Contest Official View of Siege
Reports of large numbers of Basra residents being forced to take up arms and militiamen firing from behind human shields were similarly not borne out in the interviews.
Basra was supposed to be easy pickings for U.S. troops and British soldiers who crossed the border from Kuwait on March 20.
Archbishop Gabriel Kassab, the Chaldean Catholic prelate in Basra who represents most of the area's small Christian community, said scores of people spent nights in St. Ephrem's Church, mainly to escape the artillery and air bombardment, but there was never a problem from the militia or Baath Party fighters in the city.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A26066-2003Apr14?language=printer   (1563 words)

 BASRA: Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association
BASRA has one full time administrator Monday thru Fridays 0900 to 1700 who, in addition to administrative duties monitors the radios, and a Controller who monitors the radios at headquarters on weekends.
BASRA was also able to install repeater stations in several Family Islands thanks to SEARCH and recently installed a new tower at H.Q. thanks to a generous donation from the Bahamas Billfish Championship Committee.
BASRA is also indebted to the late Sir Gerald Cash, who served as our patron for over 20 years.
www.basra.org /about.html   (922 words)

 Bay Area Soccer Referee Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BASRA, Inc., dba the Bay Area Soccer Referee Association, is a 501c(3) Non-Profit organization.
BASRA is dedicated to the continuing development of soccer referees.
BASRA is proud that three National Referees and one International (FIFA) Referee started their careers with us.
www.basra-refs.org   (216 words)

 Iraq: Killings of civilians in Basra and al-'Amara - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In February, the body of Ghanem Kadhem Kati’ was exhumed and flown to Basra by helicopter for examination at a military hospital.
Basra International Airport, where the ACO is located, is not easily accessible to Iraqis, even those living in Basra.
Basra and Maysan provinces have been spared the massive attacks that have been directed at Iraqi civilians in northern and central Iraq.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engmde140072004   (11714 words)

 Corruption pervades government in Basra - The Boston Globe
According to Basra politicians, many of the homicides are tit-for-tat killings of Islamist party officials; some hit squads target Ba'athists, and another fraction of the killings seem to be part of continuing tribal feuds that predate the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Debate in Basra takes a very different form than it does in Baghdad, where secular and religious politicians are fighting over the role of Islam in a new constitution, while Kurds, Shi'ites, and Sunnis are jockeying to maximize their share of power in the new Iraq.
All the parties with a share of power agree that Basrans are losing patience with the parade of political parties, all of them swearing to the same values, which seem incapable of changing their economically dismal lot in life.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/08/08/corruption_pervades_government_in_basra?mode=PF   (1519 words)

 Rules of Card Games: Basra
In the Lebanese game, a Basra occurs only when a single card is left alone on the table - either because all the other cards were captured, or because the table was cleared (perhaps with a jack), forcing the next player to play a single card.
In basra, or ashush, cards are distributed to every player in one hump, in sets of 4 or 6 cards at a time.
The basra counts as 10, the ace 1, the knave 1; the 10 of diamonds counts as 3, the 2 of clubs as 2, and the player who gets the most cards wins 3 points.
www.pagat.com /fishing/basra.html   (2518 words)

 Coalition forces losing goodwill of Basra residents as fuel, water and electricity supplies fall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the weekend, Basra residents rioted -- Noori included -- throwing rocks and bricks at British troops to protest days of fuel, water and electricity shortages in this city of 1.5 million where temperatures routinely soar above 122 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity can be stifling.
Basra is fast becoming an example of the difficulty facing the coalition as it tries to rebuild a nation devastated by war and sanctions while the goodwill of the people melts in the searing summer heat.
Basra is a city that has endured endless suffering.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/08/13/international0154EDT0430.DTL   (774 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 4 Num 319   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basra mayor Wael Abdul-Hafeez accused Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network of being behind the morning rush-hour blasts, Reuters reports.
Near-simultaneous explosions hit three police stations in Basra and one in the town of Zubair, 25 kilometres south of the mainly Shia city, the British military said.
Interior Minister Samir Sumaidy said the Basra attacks were similar to devastating suicide attacks in the Shia holy city of Kerbala and the Kurdish capital Arbil earlier this year.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/04/22/d4042201022.htm   (859 words)

 Telegraph | News | British trapped in Basra vacuum
But the military insists that its strategy of waiting out the barrage is preferable to attacking Sadr's Mahdi army militia, which, they argue, would lead to an inevitable escalation of violence and the deaths of civilians.
Instead there is a ring of steel around Basra with Challenger 2 tanks guarding almost every bridge into town to monitor the return of an estimated 600 insurgents from Najaf, where they left the Imam Ali shrine on Friday.
The area around Basra remains relatively quiet but there are still regular attacks on bases.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/30/wirq130.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/08/30/ixnewstop.html   (884 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Basra Province is Iraq's southernmost administrative area, with an area of just over 19,000 km2 and a population of over 1.34 million.
Al-Qurna is a town in the northern part of Basra Governorate, located on the main Basra-Amara road, on the west bank of the Tigris River at the confluence with the Euphrates River and the start of the Shatt Al-Arab waterway.
The same conditions prevail in Basra, where IRAC has been in contact with relevant ministerial offices and has liaised with staff at the main hospital in the city in the conducting of its needs assessment.
www.irac.org.uk /basra_projects.htm   (2407 words)

 In the Red Zone
Located about five miles south of central Basra, it is a large, partially-tended expanse of nebk trees and palm groves, the last bearing clusters of unripened dates high amidst their spiky green leaves.
The stories are gruesome--mass executions at the university, corpses torn apart in the street by feral dogs, the legless torso of a man lying in a gutter, his face staring wide-eyed at passersby too terrified to move or bury him.
Again and again, I've heard similar sentiments from Basra's intellectual class: the "turbans" who are imposing their Islamic beliefs on the city--often at the barrel of an AK--are not Basrawi, they are an aberration, a glitch in the city's history, a "transitional" phase from 35 years of Saddam's tyranny to a truly democratic future.
spencepublishing.typepad.com /in_the_red_zone   (5172 words)

 CNS - The Battle for Basra
First, on a military level, Basra is connected to Baghdad by the Basra-Baghdad highway; thus taking this city would be the first step in cutting off Saddam's lifeline to the south.
Additionally, Basra's population is predominantly Shi'a, and a popular uprising there could inspire the Shi'a of the south to revolt in a similar fashion.
To protect Basra, Iraq fortified the city with minefields, barbed wire, and an artificially flooded lake nearly 18 miles long.
cns.miis.edu /research/iraq/basra.htm   (498 words)

 BASRA Handbook Section 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BASRA uses two types of assessments, the informal or developmental assessment, and the formal assessment used for upgrades or grade retention.
The BASRA Vice President is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate announcement soliciting nominations and a copy of the Nomination Form are included in the BASRA Arbiter and with the BASRA meeting minutes.
On notification, the BASRA Vice President is responsible for contacting those individuals to make arrangements for their attendance, and their parents or guardians, at the BASRA Meeting where their awards will be presented.
www.auspex-inc.com /basra/handbook/8r.htm   (4615 words)

Situated in southern Iraq on the Shatt El Arab waterway, near the narrow Iraqian entry to the Persian Gulf, between Kuwait and Iran.
The economic base of Basra is refining and exporting of oil and chemicals, as well as being the centre of an agricultural area that produces wool, grain and dates.
Basra is rebuilt, this time more than 10 km up the river.
i-cias.com /e.o/basra.htm   (153 words)

The extent of the looting in the first week, and British failure to respond to it, convinced many residents of Basra that their security was not a priority for British forces.
More troubling, Basra's central suq (market) and old commercial district, al-Ashar, was also abandoned to looters for nearly a week as British forces stood by.
Basra's hospitals, already taxed to the breaking point by casualties related to the conflict, also faced persistent problems with looting and lack of security.
www.hrw.org /reports/2003/iraq0603/BasrSecurityFInal-03.htm   (2037 words)

 BASRA Handbook Section 6
BASRA members will use the FIFA Laws of the Game, latest edition, to officiate all USSF-sanctioned matches.
Local competition amendments to the Laws will be enforced unless they infringe upon the powers and duties of the referee as set forth in Law 5, or otherwise are in direct contradiction with the Laws.
As an aid in remembering this number, BASRA is making available Game Slips for Referees to use to record this information.
www.basra-refs.org /handbook/6r.htm   (3812 words)

 CNN.com - Basra¬†bombs kill at least 68 Iraqis - Apr 21, 2004
Most of the dead were civilians, killed in three bombings: one near each of three Basra police stations and two at the nearby Regional Police Academy at Az Zubayr, police said.
Ten boys and girls being driven to kindergarten in a minivan and eight girls in another minivan headed to a high school were killed in one of the blasts, according to police official Col. Ali Abdullah.
Basra, which is a relatively quiet region of Iraq, is under the control of British coalition forces.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/04/21/iraq.main   (1224 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Warplanes attack Basra column
BBC correspondent Clive Myrie is close to the area and says the movement of Iraqi armour may be a counter-attack to recapture ground lost over the last two or three days - or possibly a tactical retreat from Basra because of the possibility of an uprising in the city.
British troops are positioned along the coast road as well as around Basra, amid reports of an uprising in the city.
A reporter in Basra for Qatar-based television station al-Jazeera said "there are no signs of the reported uprising".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2889635.stm   (391 words)

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