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Mosul in the region of Nīnawá with it's 1,739,800 residents is a place located in Iraq - some 219 mi (or 353 km) North of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Local time in Mosul is now 01:11 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Qaryat Yarimjah, Qada' Talkif, Kirkuk, Karbala, Arbil Governorate or Qaryat Tall ar Rayyan. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Ninawa Province - IRAQ

17:12 min ( July 24, 2012 by urukiiraqi)
Views: 1,361 - Rating: 4.5/5

Ninawa province in Iraq is where Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and where the University of Mosul is located which by the way is one of the largest educational and research centers in Iraq and the ...

500 lb bomb- Mosul Iraq

00:28 min ( March 13, 2008 by StealthBreach)
Views: 8,343 - Rating: 4.38462/5

Our platoon calling in fixed wing on a abandoned building we often took contact from, this time from an RPG

3G's Iraq Rap City

06:30 min ( June 09, 2008 by fatkillaclown)
Views: 3,043 - Rating: 3.4/5

3G's Productions present 3G's freestlying to white girl beat, and just having fun while I record as always! Remember check them out at

Convoy through Mosul

07:15 min ( January 24, 2010 by FortKnox69)
Views: 3,677 - Rating: 2.6/5

Sit in the divers seat as the Al Kasik team convoys through Mosul in late 07'. Uneventful trip (thank God), but a lot of creating our own path on the way to our destination

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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Mosul (2004)

The Battle for Mosul was a battle fought during the Iraq War in 2004 for the capital of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq that occurred concurrently to fighting in Fallujah.

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Located at 36.34, 43.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Battles of the Iraq War in 2004, Battles of the Iraq War involving Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War involving the United States, History of Mosul, Iraqi insurgency, Urban warfare


Mosul, is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Nineveh Province, some 400 km northwest of Baghdad. The original city stands on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh on the east bank, but the metropolitan area has now grown to encompass substantial areas on both banks, with five bridges linking the two sides. The majority of its population is Arab. It is Iraq's third largest city after Baghdad and Basra.

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Located at 36.34, 43.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Assyria, Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Mosul, Populated places in Nineveh Province

2004 Forward Operating Base Marez bombing

The Forward Operating Base Marez bombing took place on December 21, 2004. Fourteen U.S. soldiers, four U.S. citizen Halliburton employees, and four Iraqi soldiers allied with the U.S. military were killed in an attack on a dining hall at the Forward Operating Base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul. The Pentagon reported that 72 other personnel were injured in the attack carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest and the uniform of the Iraqi security services.

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Located at 36.34, 43.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Mass murder in 2004, Suicide bombings in Iraq, Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2004

Dair Mar Elia

To be distinguished from the Mar Elias Monastery south of Jerusalem Dair Mar Elia (known in English as Saint Elijah's Monastery) is an abandoned Christian monastery, the oldest in Iraq, dating from the 6th century. It is located in the Ninawa Governorate just south of Mosul. The monastery was founded around 595 AD by Mar Elia, an Assyrian monk who had previously studied at al-Hirah and later in the great monastery at Ezla mountain in Turkey. It was later claimed by the Chaldeans.

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Located at 36.34, 43.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:590s establishments, Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, Christian monasteries in Iraq, Christianity in Iraq

Mosul International Airport

Mosul International Airport is an airport located at Mosul, Iraq, with a concrete runway. It became a civil airport in 1992 with the construction of a new terminal. After undergoing major renovations to be able to reach international standards and category 1 status, it reopened as a civilian airport on December 2, 2007. The airport does not offer any domestic flights; all commercial flights to and from the airport are to international destinations outside of Iraq.

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Located at 36.34, 43.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Iraq, Mosul