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Najaf in the region of An Najaf with it's 482,576 habitants is a town located in Iraq - some 93 mi (or 150 km) South of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Local time in Najaf is now 02:55 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Sha'lan, Sayyid Salih, Qaryat al Bulush, Ad Dasim, Muhammad al Hajj 'Ulwan ad Da'mi or Qaryat al Barakiyah. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Recon Marines in Iraq

09:34 min ( July 01, 2011 by ReconScoutSniper8541)
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This is my plt's (A Co, 2nd Plt, 1st Recon) deployment montage from our 2004 trip to Iraq. I had to cut the video short but oh well. Enjoy. Thanks to Jonathan Kelly for making the video. Music in the ...

Al-Najaf Province - IRAQ

06:33 min ( July 22, 2012 by urukiiraqi)
Views: 778 - Rating: 3.66667/5

AL-Najaf province in Iraq is home to the holy city of Najaf which is well-known as the site of the tomb of Imam Ali and it is a great center of pilgrimage from throughout the Shi'a Islamic world. AL-N...

01-Dec-2011 Details of Ziarat of Najaf a...

08:00 min ( May 17, 2012 by hussaini110786)
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01-Dec-2011 Details of Ziarat of Najaf and Kufa - Maulana Waseem Abbas describing them in bus

Najaf kindergarten graduation day

00:32 min ( June 30, 2012 by TheMawjood)
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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Najaf (2004)

The Battle of Najaf was fought between United States and Iraqi forces on one side and the Islamist Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr on the other in the Iraqi city of Najaf in August 2004.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.99, 44.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:2004 in Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War in 2004, Battles of the Iraq War involving Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War involving the United States, Conflicts in 2004, Najaf, United States Marine Corps in the Iraq War, Urban warfare


Najaf is a city in Iraq about 160 km (roughly 100 miles) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2008 is 560,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shi'a Islam and the center of Shia political power in Iraq.

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Located at 31.99, 44.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:791 establishments, Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Holy cities, Najaf, Populated places established in the 8th century, Shia holy cities

An-Najaf Stadium

An Najaf Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Najaf, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Najaf football club. The stadium holds 12,000 people.

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Located at 31.99, 44.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Iraq

Al Najaf International Airport

Al Najaf International Airport is the airport serving Najaf, Iraq, and is located on the eastern side of the city. Formerly a military airbase, the facility consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 metres long and 70 metres wide. The airport is expanding to provide four departure gates, two arrival gates, immigration and passenger services.

More reading: Al Najaf International Airport homepage
Located at 31.99, 44.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Iraq, Najaf


Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170 kilometres south of Baghdad, and 10 kilometres northeast of Najaf. It is located on the banks of the Euphrates River. The estimated population in 2003 was 110,000. Along with Samarra, Karbala, Kadhimiya and Najaf, Kufa is one of five Iraqi cities that are of great importance to Shia Muslims. The city was the final capital of ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, and was founded within the first hundred years of the 622 Hijra.

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Located at 31.99, 44.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Amṣar, Capitals of caliphates, Kufa