These two rivers come together today in southern Iraq, just north of Basra.
During his first day in Iraq, Mumford arrived at a hospital outside of Basra where he tried to pass as a photojournalist.
In Afghanistan, Hayee broke off from Basra and, following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, set up camp at a madrassah in Karachi.
Cpl. Rory MacKenzie, 31, who joined the British army 11 years ago, lost a leg during a night patrol in Basra, southern Iraq.
They'll wait until the force has moved to Basra before they take chances.
Hallaj quoted a work of Hassan of Basra, from which he said he had taken it.
Basra itself lies up a creek, and is invisible from the river.
Basra was like coming on a bit of the London Thames from a distance.
An old-world touch is given to the waters of Basra by the high-sterned dhows anchored in the river.
Victory would have meant the evacuation of Basra, if not of Mesopotamia.