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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern Iraq on the Tigris River north-northwest of Baghdad. An important center on the historical caravan route across northern Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. Mosul was awarded to Iraq by the League of Nations in 1925. Population: 2,060,000.

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  • proper n. A city in northern Iraq; capital of Nineveh province.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh

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Examples

  • MOSUL - The bodies of three people were found shot dead on Saturday in Mosul, police said.

    A Problem Denied is a Problem Solved

  • MOSUL - The bodies of three women with gunshot wounds were found in the northern city of Mosul, a medical source said.

    A Problem Denied is a Problem Solved

  • MOSUL - Two policemen killed in drive-by shooting in northern town of Mosul, police said.

    Isolated Incidents

  • MOSUL - A car bomb targeting a U.S. patrol killed three women and wounded six in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km 240 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

    A Problem Denied is a Problem Solved

  • MOSUL - Two policemen were killed when gunmen opened fire at their checkpoint in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, on Sunday evening, police said.

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  • MOSUL - At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in Iraq's restive northern city of Mosul on Friday, security sources told AFP.

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  • MOSUL (Iraq): At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in Iraq's restive northern city of Mosul on Friday, security sources said.

    The Times of India

  • However, another prominent local politician, Hashim al-Hamadani, said "the situation in Mosul is grave" and "we need U.S. forces after the June deadline."

    Suicide bombing kills 5 U.S. soldiers, 2 Iraqis in Mosul

  • The fight against al Qaeda in Mosul is succeeding in further weakening that deadly terrorist group, and many key leaders have been killed or captured.

    McCain Statement on Obama's Foreign Policy - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

  • Gunmen blocked the car of Col. Mohammed Aziz near his home in Mosul and opened fire with weapons fitted with silencers, police officials said.

    World Watch

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