Example sentences from the Web for basra
During his first day in Iraq, Mumford arrived at a hospital outside of Basra where he tried to pass as a photojournalist.
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’|Nico Hines|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Jahanzeb Aslam|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These two rivers come together today in southern Iraq, just north of Basra.
The city of Basra is about three miles away, up a creek, but on the river there is a port and native town called Ashar.
There were also the two celebrated schools of grammarians at Basra and Kufa, soon to merge in the school of Bagdad.The Literature of Ecstasy|Albert Mordell
Rice was an occasional ration in Basra, and a daily ration higher up, where it took the place of potatoes.
Victory would have meant the evacuation of Basra, if not of Mesopotamia.
We are bound to control the bit from Basra to the sea to protect existing interests.