- a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh.
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Examples from the Web for mosul
Indeed, some of those troops who ran away from defending Mosul were already American-trained.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’
Nancy A. Youssef
January 6, 2015
In Mosul, foreign fighters have left, the city is flooded with refugees and supply routes are cut off.
In the city of Mosul itself it seems as though ISIS is at a loss.
The irony did not escape one local, Laith Hathim, as he stood and watched the newly minted refugees make their way into Mosul.
What the people of Mosul now fear most is aerial bombardment of their own city.
I have already mentioned the death of the Pashas of Mosul and Merdin.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
I will first describe the results of the excavations in the ruins opposite Mosul.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Army Corps, which garrisons also the Basra and Mosul vilayets.
That is quite beyond our power, we fear, said we, you must take that to the hospital in Mosul.
He was now sent under guard to Mosul to be used for the foulest of blackmail.
- a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for mosul
city in northern Iraq, from Arabic al-Mawsul, literally "the joined," a reference to the bridge and ford over the Tigris here.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper