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The Euphrates Line

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The author week at Basra was enlivened by two memorable guest-nights organized by the Political mess in honour of the officers, two Russians and a Persian, from a Cossack patrol of a hundred sabres which, travelling light and living on the country, had made a remarkable march of a hundred and fifty miles from Karind through Luristan to Ali al-Gharbi. At the first dinner Brigadier-General Offley-Shore made a speech in creditable Russian, and Noel entertained with his rich collection of Russian records. The author new district comprised the thickly populated country on both banks of the Euphrates around Suq ash-Shuyukh together with the Hawr al-Hammar, a vast expanse of open, shallow water, seventy miles long and averaging about ten miles wide in low-water season. For military purposes the district was in the sphere of the 15th Division, with Headquarters and the main body at Nasiriyya and a Brigade at Khamisiyya.

Keywords: Euphrates line; Hawr al-Hammar; Khamisiyya; Nasiriyya; Suq ash-Shuyukh



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