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Al 'Abbas in the region of Bābil is a place in Iraq - some 82 mi (or 131 km) South of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Al 'Abbas is now 04:37 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Musa al 'Umran as Sa'dun, Shaykh Ukhayyir at Tarrad, Sha'lan, Sayyid Musa, Karbala or Qaryat Mayathim. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.




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Interesting facts about this location

Al Kifl

Al Kifl is a town in southeastern Iraq on the Euphrates River, between Najaf and Al Hillah. The population in and near the town is about 15,000. Kifl is the location of a tomb claimed to be that of holy man Dhul-Kifl who is believed be the biblical prophet Ezekiel. A project to renovate the tomb and develop it as a tourist attraction has proven controversial.

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Located at 32.16, 44.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Babylon Province, Populated places on the Euphrates River

Kufa

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 32.16, 44.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Amṣar, Capitals of caliphates, Kufa

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 32.16, 44.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Iraq

Najaf

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 32.16, 44.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 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

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.

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Located at 32.16, 44.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 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