- a town in N Iraq: built on the site of ancient Arbela.
Also Arbil, Irbil.
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Examples from the Web for erbil
Erbil, the Iraqi Kurdish capital, is home to a U.S. consulate and thousands of U.S. citizens working in the oil industry.PKK Kurdish Terrorists Are Fighting IS Terrorists With U.S. Help
August 16, 2014
McCain said that ISIS held American-made Howitzer cannons had come within range of Erbil, where U.S. personnel reside.After Underestimating ISIS, Obama Scrambles for Plan to Defeat Them
August 9, 2014
ISIS forces had come so close to Erbil that the city was in range of the Howitzer artillery cannons that ISIS possesses.
The vehicles were approaching Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan, were many U.S. diplomatic and military personnel reside.
Their harrowing escape to Erbil has ended in a precarious and hardscrabble existence.Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee
Andrew Doran, Drew Bowling
June 29, 2014
- a city in N Iraq: important in Assyrian times. Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Arbela