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Al-Basrah / Basra

facts in brief


Part of Bellin's map, 1764
Part of Bellin's map, 1764






Facts in brief:

Flourished as Abbasside center; taken by Turks 1668; declined as trade center, but revived during World War I; occupied by British in World War II; became important for transshipment of supplies to Turkey & Soviet Union.

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