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  • n. an oil town in eastern Saudi Arabia on an inlet from the Persian Gulf; in June 1996 terrorists bombed an apartment complex in Dhahran killing 19 United States soldiers and wounding more than 300 people


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  • June 25, 1996 - A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

    Sound Politics: Goldy Confesses...

  • Emboldened by the results of the Riyadh attack, Shakhar provided financial backing to the terrorists who bombed the barracks building in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 members of the U.S.

    Excerpt: Primary Target by Joe Weber

  • You just need to fly to Bahrain and then you can drive over the causeway into Dhahran, which is an oil-pumping city that, if you remember, was the -- sort of a jumping off point for the ground war.

    Martyrs' Day: Chronicle of a Small War

  • John Foundation Little League team from Kampala won the Middle East and Africa region tournament, which was played in Poland, with a 6-4 win July 16 over the Arabian American Little League team from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

    Little League says Ugandan team denied U.S. visas

  • Here, three British soldiers, wearing chemical and biological protective gear, sat in front of portraits of members of the Saudi royal family in a hotel lobby in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during the Persian Gulf War on Feb. 26, 1991.

    Downsizing the U.K. Military

  • After his military retirement, Mr. Seward joined the State Department and was an administrative officer at the U.S. consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

    James A. Seward, Army chief warrant officer

  • He has served as a management counselor in Islamabad, a human resources officer in Bogota, a general services officer in Dhahran and Santo Domingo, and a consular officer in Bogota and Santo Domingo.

    U.S. Nominates Ambassador to Ecuador

  • It stretches from the mainland like an arm reaching for a pearl, and it is now an hour drive from the crude Saudi city of Dhahran to the bars and beaches of Bahrain.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise, Part 2

  • A joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell is building a 10-megawatt solar panel array at Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

    Oil Chief Warns of 'Green Bubbles'

  • CONAN: I was in Dhahran as a reporter at that time and rushed to the scene and saw the ambulances leaving the site.

    Remembering The First Gulf War, 20 Years On


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