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In 2003, American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh), Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed on March 23. Ten years ago: The Pentagon made public a legal memo dated March 14, 2003 that approved the use of ...
... 1st Division used more lightly armored vehicles. Its trip to Baghdad was perilous, as Iraqi paramilitary units continually harassed them as they drove through cities such as Nasiriyah and Kut. The 7th Marine Regiment encountered isolated firefights as it progressed slowly into the capital from the southeast.

Since late January 2018, the southern Libyan city of Sebha has been subject to inter-communal violence between the Tebu and Awlad Suleiman communities,1 which has escalated throughout the month of March. These clashes have mainly affected Sebha's southern and eastern mahallas, displacing up ...
In 2003, American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh), Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed on March 23. Ten years ago: The Pentagon made public a legal memo dated March 14, 2003 that approved the use of harsh ...
The largest concentration of those with IS-related convictions is in Nasiriyah Central Prison, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, a sprawling maximum-security complex housing more than 6,000 people accused of terrorism-related offenses. Cells designed to hold two prisoners now ...

Maximum-security Nasiriyah Central Prison holds the largest concentration of ISIS-linked convicts with more than 6,000 people. AP reported a prison official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that cells designed to hold two prisoners now hold six, adding that overcrowding makes it difficult to ...
In 1998, “Titanic” tied an Academy Awards record by winning 11 Oscars, including best picture, director (James Cameron) and song (“My Heart Will Go On”). In 2003, during the Iraq War, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Nasiriyah; 11 soldiers were killed, including Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa; ...
In 2003, during the Iraq War, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh); 11 soldiers were killed, including Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa (py-ES'-tuh-wah); six were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued on April 1, 2003. Ten years ago: A roadside bomb ...
Her convoy was ambushed by Iraqi forces on March 23, 2003, during the Battle of Nasiriyah. She was knocked unconscious and taken to an Iraqi hospital. When she woke, she couldn't move. Her legs were fractured. “Just lying there, being 19 years old, a female, I was scared. I didn't know what to expect,” ...
Though prisoners at Nasiriyah were banned last year from giving sermons and recruiting fellow inmates, the official said he still witnesses prisoners circulating extremist religious teachings. In wards holding mostly terrorism-related convicts, high-ranking ISIS members have banned prisoners from watching ...
In 2003, during the Iraq War, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh); 11 soldiers were killed, including Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa (py-ES'-tuh-wah); six were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued on April 1, 2003. Ten years ago: A roadside bomb ...
The largest concentration of those with IS-related convictions is in Nasiriyah Central Prison, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, a sprawling maximum-security complex housing more than 6,000 people accused of terrorism-related offenses. Cells designed to hold two prisoners now ...
The largest concentration of those with Daesh-related convictions is in Nasiriyah Central Prison, about 320 kilometres southeast of Baghdad, a sprawling maximum-security complex housing more than 6,000 people accused of terrorism-related offenses. Cells designed to hold two prisoners now hold six, ...
That night, the Apaches converged over an area south of Baghdad, roughly 170 miles from the Nasiriyah ambush. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lance McElhiney, the Army's senior Apache pilot from Fort Hood and a veteran of Vietnam and the Persian Gulf wars, expected to see hundreds of troops manning antiaircraft guns, ...
The largest concentration of those with IS-related convictions is in Nasiriyah Central Prison, about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, a sprawling ... Though prisoners at Nasiriyah were banned last year from giving sermons and recruiting fellow inmates, the official said he still witnesses prisoners circulating ...
Archaeological excavations were conducted near the city of Nasiriyah, at a place called Abu-Tbeirah, which is located on the ancient shoreline of the Persian Gulf. The joint Iraqi-Italian team of archaeologists discovered an ancient Sumerian port dating to the third millennium BC in the south-east of Iraq, ...

Iraq aims to reduce its oil product imports by 25 percent as it is seeking to refurbish and restart oil refineries after it expelled ISIS from its territory, Iraq's Oil Ministry said on Monday, without giving a timeline for that 25-percent import reduction. Iraq, OPEC's second-largest oil producer, is adding more ...
A children gives flowers to a Turkish Red Crescent worker in Nasiriyah village near the town of Jandaris, southern Afrin, Syria, on March 11, 2018. (AA Photo). The liberation of villages and towns in Afrin from PKK-affiliated groups alleviated civilians' life in the region who were previously enforced to dig ...
French super-major Total is reported to be interested in bidding to build the Nasiriyah oil refinery in Iraq, with an estimated future production of 150,000 bpd. Other IOCs have expressed interest in tendering for the project, which remains open for companies bidding in their capacity as refiners only, ...
In addition to Kurds, there are Arabs from Basra and Nasiriya living in these neighborhoods, but it appears that only Kurdish families have been issued with eviction notices. “They informed us that we had to go and leave our place, saying that our place was not authorized. But they only informed Kurdish ...
Uneasy clam descended on Sabha after clashes renewed Tuesday when an armed group attacked Sabha Martyrs Brigade headquarters in Al-Nasiriya neighborhood. Local sources confirmed that the clashes zone, nearby the Brigade 6 Infantry, where clashes broke Tuesday, is now calm while residents ...
Updated March 7 at 7:02 pm. US Sergeant Daniel Martin (2nd-L) of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division performs a weapons' check before going out on the US military's last combat patrol in Iraq at Camp Adder near Nasiriyah on December 16, 2011. Photo by AFP. Popular on social media.
Three people, including on baby girl, were killed and over 12 were wounded as clashes renewed Tuesday in Sabha, Libya's south, spokesman for the Sabha Medical Center, Osama Al-Wafi confirmed. According to local sources, an armed group attacked Sabha Martyrs Brigade headquarters in Al-Nasiriya ...
U.S. soldiers wait to depart Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq, as part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave that nation, Dec. 17, 2011. Photo: Getty Images. The video begins with footages showing ISIS militants surrounding a group of soldiers, comprising 11 Americans and 30 Nigerians, who were on ...
French oil company Total is interested in bidding to build the Nasiriyah oil refinery in Iraq, which would produce 150,000 barrels per day, Reuters reported Feb. 27. Bids for the project are still open, and other international oil companies are interested in bidding. The yearslong fight against the Islamic State ...
For five days in 2004, Mark Mitchell was perched on the roof of an Italian diplomatic compound in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, being shot at by rebels. He was working for private British security firm Control Risks as a soldier and hostage negotiator, and was armed with machine guns and AK-47s.
After leaving the police, Mr Mitchell worked for eight years as a private security contractor and spent time in Iraq, including the siege of the Italian-run An Nasiriyah compound in southern Iraq by the Mahdi militia in 2004. His grandfather was former National Cabinet minister Frank Gill who, like his grandson, ...
The water crisis in Iraq's southern regions has led to several conflicts between tribes as they fight over the depleted resource, and the Iraqi government appears unable to stop it. HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images. Canoes are seen in the shallow waters of the Chibayish marshes, Nasiriyah, Iraq, June 25 ...
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish Air and Land Forces captured seven localities from the Syrian Democratic Forces' YPG in Afrin region, as a part of the operation 'Olive Branch' (AR: Ghasin al-Zaytun, TR: Zeytin Dalı). Free Syrian Army reportedly captured Nasiriya, Dokan, Ashkan Gharbi ...
At least 60 people have been killed in two attacks in southern Iraq, police and health officials say. A suicide bomber detonated a vest and gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant near Nasiriya, capital of Dhiqar province, security sources said. Soon afterwards, a car bomb exploded at a nearby checkpoint.
At least 60 people have been killed in two attacks in southern Iraq, police and health officials say. A suicide bomber detonated a vest and gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant near Nasiriya, capital of Dhiqar province, security sources said. Soon afterwards, a car bomb exploded at a nearby checkpoint.
“Khalid Ahmed Mohammed al-Juhaishi, from the village of al-Barghaliya in the al-Ayadiyah district of Tal Afar district, died under severe torture at the hands of intelligence officer of the 15th Brigade, Captain Ihab, from Nasiriyah,” Muzahim al-Hewitt, a spokesperson for the Nineveh Arab Tribes, said in a statement. He said ...
March 23, 2003 - Pfc. Jessica Lynch and other members of the 507th Maintenance Company are ambushed and captured outside Nasiriyah, Iraq. April 1, 2003 - Lynch is rescued from a hospital by US forces. April 9, 2003 - Coalition forces take Baghdad. A large statue of Hussein is toppled in Firdos Square ...
In Nasiriyah, a city on the banks of the Euphrates River about 370 kilometers (225 miles) southeast of Baghdad, the copper market, once an important place of commerce and socialization, is now almost nonexistent. The same goes for Mosul's market, Basra's Musa al-Attiyah market and Najaf's Safafeer ...
For five days in 2004, Mark Mitchell was perched on the roof of an Italian diplomatic compound in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, being shot at by rebels. He was working for private British security firm Control Risks as a soldier and hostage negotiator, and was armed with machine guns and AK-47s.
The United Nations Human Rights office is “appalled” at the execution of 38 prisoners in Iraq, said a UN spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell earlier in December, a day after the collective hangings at a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. “We are deeply shocked and appalled at the mass execution,” Throssell said ...
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish Air and Land Forces captured seven localities from the Syrian Democratic Forces' YPG in Afrin region, as a part of the operation 'Olive Branch' (AR: Ghasin al-Zaytun, TR: Zeytin Dalı). Free Syrian Army reportedly captured Nasiriya, Dokan, Ashkan Gharbi ...
BAGHDAD, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iraq has signed an agreement to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery near the northern city of Kirkuk, the oil ministry said on Thursday. The agreement was signed with Ranya International, a company based in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, north and east of ...
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the FSA also liberated two more villages, al-Nasiriyah and Dukkan, from the YPG/PKK terrorists, the military said. Three more villages were cleared from the YPG/PKK terrorists later during the operation, the military said. In a statement, the military said that airstrikes by ...
Iraq now relies on the Doura refinery, in Baghdad, and Shuaiba, in southern Iraq. The Kirkuk project follows the announcement in January of plans for four other refineries to be built in the port of Fao on the Gulf, the southern region of Nasiriya, the western Anbar province and Qayara near the northern city of ...
Rob's unit's mission was securing the UN Compound and they experienced minor skirmishes as they busted through Nasiriyah, Al Far and Al Kut while doing so. Rob's unit moved so rapidly that they finally had to hold up to wait for gasoline, ammunition and food supplies. Once in the UN Compound, the ...
This is an entry from the diary I kept during a past deployment to Iraq. I was a member of the 171st Area Support Group which led the establishment of the largest Coalition Logistical Base in Southern Iraq at LSA Adder. I am now retired and reside in Florida. Dhi Quar Province, Southern Iraq near Nasiriya, ...
The report ranked the Nasiriyah Central Prison, south and the Taji Central Prison, as the worst in terms of mistreating the prisoners. According to the report, there are 38,000 men and more than 900 women detained in Iraqi prisons, noting at the same time that the Iraqi Ministry of Justice blocks official data ...
Two other refineries, each with a 150 000 bpd capacity, are planned in Nasiriya, in the south of the country and in the western Anbar province. A third, with a 100 000 bpd capacity, is planned in Qayara, near Mosul, the northern Iraqi city that was recaptured from Islamic State militants last year. Iraq currently ...
Two will boast 150,000-bpd capacities and will be located in the city of Nasiriya and Anbar province. The final 100,000-bpd facility will be built outside of Mosul. Iraq's refining capacity has been stunted since 2015, when fighting with Islamic State (ISIS) militants damaged the nation's largest refinery, Baiji.
Two other refineries, each with a 150,000-bpd capacity, are planned in Nasiriya, southern Iraq, and in the western Anbar province. A third, with a 100,000-bpd capacity, is planned in Qayara, near Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which was taken back from ISIS last year. Iraq is OPEC's second-largest oil ...
Two other refineries, each with a 150,000-bpd capacity, are planned in Nasiriya, southern Iraq, and in the western Anbar province. A third, with a 100,000-bpd capacity, is planned in Qayara, near Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which was taken back from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants last ...
ISIS has demonstrated its desire to return to its terrorist roots, with the bombings and attacks that have killed innocent civilians in Ramadi, Nasiriyah, Baghdad and elsewhere over the past several weeks." Twin suicide bombings struck central Baghdad's al-Tayaran Square on Monday, killing 26 and injuring ...
One witness, Jawad Al-Zaidi of Nasiriyah, about 110 miles south of Baghdad, told ABC News that two of his cousins were killed in the bombings, the first coming about 6 a.m., followed a short time later by the second deadly blast. Al-Zaidi said his cousins, both 25-year-old married fathers, were also from the ...


 

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