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  • n  a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
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  • Iraq attacks kill 44 as millions mark Shiite holiday
    Karbala (Iraq) (AFP) - Attacks mostly against Shiites, including the suicide bombing of a religious procession, killed 44 people in Iraq Thursday despite massive security for one of the holiest days of their faith. The bloodshed came as a flood of worshippers, including tens of thousands of foreign pilgrims, thronged the central shrine city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, braving repeated ...
    Nov. 14, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News
  • Genies, archangels, prophets join Iran Shiite ceremony
    NOUSH ABAD (Iran) (AFP) - In the town of Noush Abad in central Iran, genies, prophets and archangels travel alongside Imam Hussein to Karbala, in a locally interpreted Ashura procession marking the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam. The event that pitted Imam Hussein and dozens of his loyal followers against the troops of the Caliph Yazid has become one of the founding tenets of Shiite Islam ...
    Nov. 13, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News
  • Iraq's Shi'ites Observe Ashura
    A Shi'ite worshipper beats himself with chains as a sign of grief for Imam Hussein during Muharram between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 13, 2013.
    Nov. 13, 2013 - Voice of America

  • Imam Hussein in Forbes
    I'm wearing this card to identify me if I'm killed during the journey to Karbala,Ali said.
  • David Petraeus in FrontPage magazine.com
    We think that it is the same network that killed our soldiers in Karbala in an operation back in January,General Petraeus told The Times. "We killed the head of that network less than a week before the operation that detained those British...

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