Definitions

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  • proper n. A port city of Khuzestan province, located in southwestern Iran

Etymologies

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From Persian خرمشهر (khoramšahr)

Examples

  • Later in the decade, hereported on fighting at the disputed town of Khorramshahr during the Iran – Iraq war, and saw missiles zoom past his hotel window during the civil war in Beirut.

    John Spicer obituary

  • In May, Ahmadinejad was jeered by a crowd demanding jobs when he was speaking during a similar visit to the southern Iranian town of Khorramshahr.

    Ahmadinejad Assassination Attempt? Grenade Attack Reported Near Iran Leader's Convoy

  • Whether true or not, hearing stories of families in south Lebanon receiving $700 a month in aide because of damages incurred during the country's 33-days war with Israel, when so many areas in the southern Iranian cities of Ahwaz, Khorramshahr and Abadan are still destroyed from the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, confuses and angers many Iranians.

    Camelia Entekhabi-Fard: Relations Between Iran and Lebanon according to Nasrullah!

  • The most recent in 2008 is also the largest, and exclusively about the pivotal Khorramshahr battle.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Meanwhile a boy called Fahmideh had run away from home to fight but upon arriving in Khorramshahr he was refused any kind of gun since he was considered too young to be able to use it.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • A Revolutionary Guard commander who fought in Khorramshahr is reported in the 1990s to have explained privately that the story was a blend of two real narratives, spliced together by the regime to boost its propaganda punch.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • It was instead the day in 1982 when Khorramshahr—the City of Blood—was liberated from the Iraqis.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • A particular act of courage blasted its way into martyr mythology during one of the biggest early engagements of the war, in Khorramshahr, which came to be called the “City of Blood.”

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • He then managed to somehow disarm and capture two Iraqi soldiers cut off somewhere in Khorramshahr, turn them over with one of the AK-47s, and kept the other one for himself.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Saddam began by attacking the oil-producing province of Khuzestan and captured Khorramshahr a month after fighting began.

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