- a city in central Iraq: holy city of the Shiʿites; shrine contains tomb of Ali (a.d. c600–661), founder of the Shiʿite sect.
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The scene of them taking that young kid to Najaf to bury him is still in my mind.My Non-First World Problems: Letters from Iraq
August 10, 2014
Not since the Saudi and Wahhabi sack of Najaf and Kerbala in 1806 has sectarian violence in the Middle East been this extreme.Zarqawism Lives: Iraq’s al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back
August 12, 2013
Often, the attacks he ordered in 2004 against Najaf and Fallujah are held against him.Iraq's Next First Daughter?
March 12, 2010
A recent fact-finding trip to Baghdad and Najaf suggests that such fears are exaggerated.
Clearly the Najaf hawza had no intention of playing such a role.
- a holy city in central Iraq, near the River Euphrates; burial place of the Caliph Ali and a centre of the Shiite faith. Pop: 639 000 (2005 est)