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Synonyms for Basra

the second largest city in Iraq

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According to a military source in Sweida, the terrorists suffered heavy casualties during their ill-fated assault East of Busra al-Sham.
There was no immediate comment from the government on the fall of Busra Sham, a town in southern Syria classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic citadel, ruins and well-preserved Roman amphitheater.
Busra Sham had remained firmly in the hands of President Bashar Assad's troops throughout the four-year-old conflict and was considered to be a stronghold of pro-government forces in the southern province of Daraa.
27) Busra has a notorious reputation among the Syrian armed opposition due to repeated assertions that Hizb Allah operatives are present in the Shi'a section of the city, and that the local Shi'a population has organized NDF militias to confront rebel groups.
Also, LCC added that a violent shelling by regime warplanes on Busra Al-Sham district, Daraa, resulted in death and injury of tens of people coinciding with heavy shelling by helicopters on Qaboun district, Damascus, and Zamelka, outskirts of Damascus.
In violence Tuesday, army tanks shelled the southern town of Busra Al-Harir, killing at least two people, according to the Observatory.
In Sunday s fighting, Syrian troops mainly from the 12th Armoured Brigade based in Isra, 40 km (25 miles) from the southern border with Jordan, stormed the nearby town of Busra al-Harir.
With: Serkan Ercun, Zafer Diper, Nergis Ozturk, Nur Aysan, Busra Pekin, Nadir Saribacak, Ruhi Sari, Sermet Yesil, Iskender Bagcilar.
Professor Busra Ersanli, who was a member of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party's (BDP) constitutional commission, was also charged and sent to jail.
Busra Ersanli and Ragip Zarakolu of Belge Publishing, to a courthouse in Istanbul for questioning Tuesday in a crackdown on the autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK.
The claims came as two civilians were reportedly shot dead when police opened fire at a protest in Busra al-Harir, in the Hauran Plain.
Residents said government forces also killed two protesters in the village of Busra al-Harir in the southern Hauran plain and also fired on thousands defying a heavy security presence in the southern city of Deraa, fount of the three-month-old revolt that seeks the removal of authoritarian President Assad.
Witnesses say forces also killed two protesters in the village of Busra al-Harir in the southern Hauran plain.
GIRLS SINGLES: 5-Natalia Khaniejo (IND) bt Aslina Chua (MAS) 6-2, 6-1; 1-Marina Albert (EGY) bt Sumitra BAsnyat (THA) 6-2, 2-1; 2-Ushna Suhail bt Sofia Sabljarevic (SRB) 6-3, 6-2; 3-Skye Hopper (AUS) bt Maria Mudrik (RUS) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0); 7-Hannah Nagel (GER) bt Busra Kayrun (TUR) 6-0, 6-0; Nikita Dawda (KEN) bt 6-Ipek Soylu (TUR) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4); 4-Spurti Shivalingaiah (IND) bt Naz Karagoz (TUR) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Nancy Karaky (LIB) bt Dayana Sedova (UZB) 6-2, 6-1.