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  Mosul - LoveToKnow 1911
In Mosul, as in Bagdad, only part of the space within the walls is covered with buildings and the rest is occupied by cemeteries; even the solid limestone walls of the ancient town are half in ruins, being serviceable only in the direction of the river, where they check inundations.
Mosul is the meetingpoint of roads from Aleppo, Diarbekr, Bitlis, north and west Persia and Bagdad; and it is on the projected line of railway from Constantinople to the Persian Gulf.
Mosul has for several centuries been a centre of Catholic missionary activity, the Dominicans especially, by the foundation of schools and printing-offices, having made a marked impression upon an intelligent and teachable population.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mosul   (747 words)

  
 Mosul - MSN Encarta
Mosul (Arabic : الموصل ‎, Al Mūṣul),(Kurdish : Mosul/Ninawa),(Turkish : Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Ninawa Governorate, some 396 km...
Mosul is an important trade and market center for the surrounding agricultural region in which fruits and grains are grown and livestock is raised.
Mosul lost more than half of its population between 1977 and the late 1980s, due in part to the conflict between resident Kurds and the Iraqi government.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566319/Mosul.html   (211 words)

  
  MOSUL - LoveToKnow Article on MOSUL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Mosul, as in Bagdad, only part of the space within the walls is covered with buildings and the rest is occupied by cemeteries; even the solid limestone walls of the ancient town are half in ruins, being serviceable only in the direction of the river, where they check inundations.
Mosul is the meeting-point of roads from Aleppo, Diarbekr, Bitlis, north and west Persia and Bagdad; and it is on the projected line of railway from Constantinople to the Persian Gulf.
Mosul has for several centuries been a centre of Catholic missionary activity, the Dominicans especially, by the foundation of schools and printing-offices, having made a marked impression upon an intelligent and teachable population.
92.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MO/MOSUL.htm   (692 words)

  
 Mosul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mosul (Arabic: الموصل al-Mawṣil, Kurdish: Mûsil, Syriac: ܢܝܢܘܐ Nîněwâ, Turkish: Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Ninawa Governorate.
Mosul's importance as a strategic trading centre declined after the opening of the Suez Canal, which enabled cargoes to travel to and from India by sea rather than by land across Iraq.
Some of the villages and towns around Mosul with its large Kurdish population were significantly affected by the anti-Kurdish campaigns of the deposed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, particularly during the 1990s when the Kurdish population mounted an unsuccessful revolt against the regime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mosul   (2849 words)

  
 Mosul
Mosul [Arabic: 'al-mawsil] was the location of the headquarters of the Iraqi Army 5th Corps and the 16th Infantry Division of the Iraqi Army 5th Corps.
Mosul is Iraq's third largest city, with approximately 665,000 inhabitants as of 1987.
Mosul was once a walled city, and the remains of part of the city wall are still in existence at Bash Tapia castle, on the western bank of the Tigris.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/mosul.htm   (2663 words)

  
 Mosul - Name, People, Language, Maslawi, History, Historical Places in Mosul
Mosul city is the home of the University of Mosul which is one of the largest educational and research centers in Iraq and the Middle East, this university was established in 1967 (except for the Mosul College of Medicine which was founded in 1959).
Mosul's importance as a strategic trading centre declined after the opening of the Suez Canal, which enabled cargoes to travel to and from India by sea rather than by land across Iraq.
Mosul is rich in old historical places and ancient buildings: mosques, castles, churches, monasteries, schools, most of which abound in architectural features and decorative works of significance.
encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com /pages/15452/Mosul.html   (1897 words)

  
 Northern Region, Mosul
Mosul, also called Habda after the famous minaret, is the largest city in northern Iraq and the third largest city in the country.
Mosul is home to a large oil refinery but its productivity was severely hindered during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.
After the Arab invasion, Mosul became the principle city of Northern Mesopotamia from the 8th to 13th centuries A.D. The city then fell under the hegemony of the Ottoman Turks until it fell to the British in 1918.
www.uhmc.sunysb.edu /prevmed/occmed/mosul.htm   (433 words)

  
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One of Mosul's troubles in the past was the unending feuding between the Christian sects and the important Christian families in the city, although that has long since given way to completely peaceful co-existence.
Mosul is lucky to have had plenty of building materials close at hand: there was never any shortage of lime, stone and timber.
A visitor to Mosul in the 1920s rightly commented that 'standing in Nineveh Street, bordered by solid, well-designed houses, their windows protected by grills, their archways and facings of marble, it is easy to imagine oneself in Italy'- a flattering remark, but Mosul today has such charm.
www.geocities.com /Iraqinfo/sum/northern-iraq/mosul.html   (1490 words)

  
 The Fourth Rail: Into Mosul
The recent unrest in Mosul is offered as proof that the insurgency is growing, despite the reduction of Fallujah as a base of operations, the seizure of torture chambers and bomb factories, and the capture or deaths of thousands of insurgents or terrorists in their vain attempts to defend the city from the Coalition onslaught.
Mosul’s chief of police, who fled the city after being removed from command, was arrested after failing to prevent and possibly allowing insurgents to overtake police stations in the city.
Attacks in Mosul may be as much about destroying the prospects for elections as election officials and materials have been the targets of threats and violence.
billroggio.com /archives/2004/11/into_mosul.php   (3539 words)

  
 Police Lose Control Of Mosul - Insurgents Control Streets
Police in Mosul largely disappeared from the streets, residents reported, and gangs of armed men brandishing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers roamed the city, 225 miles north of Baghdad.
Responding to the crisis, Iraqi authorities dismissed Mosul's police chief after local officials reported that officers were abandoning their stations to militants without firing a shot.
Mosul area deputy Gov. Khissrou Gouran said gunmen tried to storm a food distribution center in the city's Yarmouk area but were forced back by National Guardsmen and security guards.
rense.com /general59/mosul.htm   (1248 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US push to rid Mosul of insurgents
The violence in Mosul is part of a general wave of guerrilla activity throughout Sunni Arab areas of Iraq triggered by the US-led assault on Falluja.
A security source in Mosul estimated the number of insurgents in the city to be between 1,500 and 2,000, many of them having fled the south in recent weeks.
Mosul, which has a majority Sunni Arab population, was a stronghold of the former regime and provided thousands of officers for Saddam's army and security apparatus.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,1353059,00.html   (889 words)

  
 Mosul, Iraq
Mosul (Arabic al-Mawṣil, Kurdish: موصل Mûsil, Syriac: ܢܝܢܘܐ Nîněwâ, Turkish: Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Ninawa Governorate.
Mosul was in the northern zone, and would have become a Syrian city; but early discoveries of oil in the region just before the end of the war (1918), pushed the British government to yet another negotiation with the French; to include the region of Mosul into the southern zone (or the British zone).
Mosul did not fall within the Kurdish-ruled area, but it was included in the no-fly zones imposed and patrolled by the United States and Britain between 1991 and 2003.
www.blackanthem.com /News/citypages/Mosul_Iraq10716.shtml   (3450 words)

  
 Mosul. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
Mosul has an oil refinery; its productivity in the 1980s was hindered by the Iran-Iraq War.
The city is the seat of Mosul Univ. and a center of Nestorian Christianity.
Mosul was the chief city of N Mesopotamia from the 8th to 13th cent., when it was devastated by the Mongols.
www.bartleby.com /65/mo/Mosul.html   (225 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / In Mosul, Kurdish militia helps keep order
Iraqi police fled in the face of the insurgent offensive in Mosul that began last week, and only a handful of Iraqi Army troops stayed behind when their colleagues went to assist the US-led attack on Fallujah.
In practice, however, in a society whose increasingly inadequate national institutions are dissolving under the pressure of a sustained insurgency, the Kurdish political parties and their peshmerga fighters have maintained tight discipline -- as well as loyalty to the American presence.
It is not the police or the governor appointed by Baghdad who really runs Mosul, but rather, a constellation of groups -- insurgents and Arab nationalists on the west bank of the Tigris River, Kurdish political parties and militia on the east bank, and Turkomen in pockets throughout the city.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2004/11/18/in_mosul_kurdish_militia_helps_keep_order?mode=PF   (1009 words)

  
 Eric Umansky: Mosul
Mosul with a moat-like ditch and ordering taxi drivers to take the trunk lids off their vehicles - are aimed to prevent militants bringing in car bombs and other weapons and kidnapping locals.
Mosul is not a small castle to be surrounded by a ditch," he said.
In practice, however, in a society whose increasingly inadequate national institutions are dissolving under the pressure of a sustained insurgency, the Kurdish political parties and their peshmerga fighters have maintained tight discipline -- as well as loyalty to the American presence.
www.ericumansky.com /mosul/index.html   (609 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Mosul may be the next Fallujah, officials fear
Security and intelligence officials of the pro-U.S. Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq say they have concluded that Mosul, an ethnically diverse city of 2.5 million near the Syrian and Turkish borders, may be the next battlefield in the war between insurgents fighting the U.S.-led occupation force and Iraqi interim government.
"Mosul is a big threat," said a high-level Kurdish security official in Irbil, about 50 miles west of Mosul, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Mosul — unlike the ethnically and religiously homogenous cities of the Sunni triangle, such as Samarra, Fallujah and Ramadi — contains a mix of populations.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002087957_mosul11.html   (934 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US storms Mosul rebel positions
Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, descended into lawlessness last week as US forces began a major operation to take control of the city of Falluja.
The operation in Mosul began early on Tuesday, with US warplanes and helicopters flying overhead as loud explosions and gunfire were heard.
The streets of Mosul, which has a population of around a million, were deserted as the curfew began at 1800 (1500GMT).
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/4015431.stm   (571 words)

  
 Iraqi PM announces Mosul offensive - Conflict in Iraq- msnbc.com
The recent violence in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, began Wednesday when an abandoned apartment building believed to be used as a bomb-making factory exploded after the Iraqi army arrived to investigate tips about a weapons cache.
“Mosul will continue to be a center of influence for, center of gravity for, al-Qaida,” said U.S. military spokesman Rear Adm. Gregory Smith earlier this week, calling it a hub for both insurgent financing and foreign fighters.
The centerpiece of the shift is Mosul, where insurgents are believed to use the cover of sprawling sheep and produce markets to smuggle cash, weapons and foreign fighters from nearby Syria.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/22836733   (893 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Fear of ethnic conflict charges Mosul unrest
MOSUL, Iraq -- After Saddam Hussein was ousted and his security apparatus collapsed, many Iraqis predicted ethnic war.
The prime suspects are Arab Islamists allied with local Ba'athists, operating in the Old City on Mosul's west bank.
In fact, some US and Kurdish commanders suspect the dozens of assassinated Iraqi soldiers are the first step in a terror campaign against the city's minorities.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2004/11/30/fear_of_ethnic_conflict_charges_mosul_unrest   (517 words)

  
 Mosul   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Syria and Iraq, Abbasid rule gave way during the 10th century to emirates, among which Mosul, Aleppo, and Homs were founded by the Hamdanid dynasty.
Among those emirates, Mosul (northern Iraq) was the one closest to Seljuk Persia.
In the early 16th century, Mosul was under Persian Safavid rule but in 1534 it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, who made it one its provinces.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /m/mosul.html   (419 words)

  
 Mosul
The population of Mosul is principally Kurdish, but with a large minority of Arab-speaking Christian Assyrians, and a smaller minority of Turkomans.
Mosul has many ancient buildings, of which the Great Mosque, the Red Mosque, and the Mosque of Nabi Jarjis are the most famous.
The town centre is dominated by a maze of streets and attractive 19th century houses.
i-cias.com /e.o/mosul.htm   (256 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Projects in Mosul Point to a Better Life for Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The problem in Mosul is exacerbated by the fact that there are no sewage treatment plants.
Mosul Dam, across the Tigris River, provides roughly 500 megawatts of power to Mosul and the surrounding area.
Mosul is still a transportation hub for the region.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Dec2005/20051221_3717.html   (925 words)

  
 The Captain’s Journal » Mosul
Last Saturday he called a meeting in Mosul of his crisis cell, which was also attended by the commander of US forces in Iraq, General David Petreaus, and warned afterwards of an imminent assault on the jihadists in Nineveh.
The Mosul sector is one of the most effective and battle hardened of the insurgent group which once claimed the execution of almost daily attacks on U.S. troops.
Mosul –  Iraq’s second largest city and the districts within the borders of the Province of Nineveh, of which the city is the capital –  was the hometown of army generals and senior officers of former leader Saddam Hussein’s armed forces.
www.captainsjournal.com /category/mosul   (1663 words)

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