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He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It has been six months since unknown insurgents destroyed the Al-Askari mosque in Samarra.
She says, Shi'a people leave Adh Dhouloueya and go to Samarra.
They are the victims of Shia death squads in Samarra and Tikrit.
“The Peace Brigades have been welcomed by the Sunni people of Samarra,” he said.
Between Daur and Samarra there was nothing but desert, with gazelles and jackals the only permanent inhabitants.
To take things without violence is a sign of weakness in Samarra.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
We returned to find Samarra buried in dust and more desolate than ever.
The second line arrived, so my prisoners and I set out on our tired trudge to Samarra.
Corps, I was told, were ignorant up to almost the day of our starting out from Samarra.
city in north-central Iraq; phrase an appointment in Samarra indicating the inevitability of death is from an old Arabic tale (first in English apparently in W. Somerset Maugham's play "Sheppey," 1933), in which a man encunters Death (with a surprised look on his bony face) one day in the marketplace in Baghdad; he flees in terror and by dusk has reached Samarra. Death takes him there, and, when questioned, replies, "I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."