- a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf.
Also Busra, Busrah.
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During his first day in Iraq, Mumford arrived at a hospital outside of Basra where he tried to pass as a photojournalist.Steve Mumford: The Artist Who Went to War
February 28, 2014
Cpl. Rory MacKenzie, 31, who joined the British army 11 years ago, lost a leg during a night patrol in Basra, southern Iraq.Bryan Adams’s Unlikely, Compelling Portrait Photography Book ‘Wounded’
November 11, 2013
In Afghanistan, Hayee broke off from Basra and, following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, set up camp at a madrassah in Karachi.Qari Abdul Hayee Arrested in Daniel Pearl Murder Investigation
March 20, 2013
These two rivers come together today in southern Iraq, just north of Basra.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
Some time was spent by the invaders at Basra in preparing a base.
Why do the other Firengis allow his ships in Bushir and Basra?
Hallaj quoted a work of Hassan of Basra, from which he said he had taken it.Mystics and Saints of Islam
Victory would have meant the evacuation of Basra, if not of Mesopotamia.
Basra was like coming on a bit of the London Thames from a distance.
Basrah Busra or Busrah (ˈbʌsrə)
- a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
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