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Contemporary Examples of karbala

  • In nearby Karbala, a car bomb detonated near a police station, killing three and wounding 20 others.

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    The Forgotten War

    Babak Dehghanpisheh

    August 16, 2011

  • He was killed on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) in the year 680 on the plain of Karbala, in what is now Iraq.

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    Will Iran Ignite?

    Gary Sick

    December 16, 2009

  • “The blood of our martyrs [is] the continuation of the blood of the martyrs of Karbala,” he proclaimed.

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    Iran's Supreme Revolutionary

    Reza Aslan

    June 22, 2009

Historical Examples of karbala

British Dictionary definitions for karbala




a town in central Iraq: the chief holy city of Iraq and centre of Shiah Muslim pilgrimage; burial place of Mohammed's grandson Husain. Pop: 460 000 (2005 est)
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