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Al-Faw peninsula, Iraq - based on UNEP satellite imagery This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev...
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Al-Faw peninsula, Iraq
This article is about the Iraqi peninsula. See also the Al-Fao is a self-propelled artillery system designed for the Iraqi Army by the late Canadian weapons engineer, Gerald Bull. It is one of the worlds most powerful artillery pieces, with a calibre of 210mm and a range of 45,000 metres (49,000 yards or nearly 28... Al-Fao artillery system.

The al-Faw A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body that is surrounded by water on three sides. A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, promontory or spit. Peninsulas ( or peninsulae ) of the world: Continental Europe Apsheron, Azerbaijan Balkan peninsula Brittany, France Butjadingen... peninsula ( Arabic is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is spoken throughout the Arab world and is widely known throughout the Islamic world. Arabic has been a literary language for over 1500 years, and is the liturgical language of Islam. The expression Arabic may refer either to... Arabic: شبه جزيرة الفاو; also transliterated as al-Fao or al-Fawr) is a marshy region adjoining the A satellite image showing the Persian Gulf The Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس, Arabic: الخليج الفارسي) is an extension of the Gulf of Oman in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. It is... Persian Gulf in the extreme south-east of The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the north-west, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. Its current leadership... Iraq, between and to the south-east of the cities of Location of Basra Basra (also known as Başrah or Basara; historically sometimes called Busra, Busrah, and early on Bassorah; Arabic: البصرة, Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of about 1,377,000 in 2003. It is... Basra (Iraq) and Abadan (آبادان in Persian) is a city in the Khuzestan Province of southwestern Iran. It lies on Abadan Island, on the Shatt al_Arab river. As of 2004 the population was estimated to be 327,300. History Abadan is named for Abbad, a member of the... Abadan ( Iran ( Persia: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia that until 1935 was referred to in the West as Persia. The name Iran is a modern cognate of Aryan meaning Land of the Aryans. Iran borders Pakistan (909km of border) and Afghanistan (936km... Iran). It is the site of a number of important oil installations, most notably Iraq's two main oil tanker terminals: Khor Al-Amaya and Mina Al-Bakr. Its chief importance is its strategic location, controlling access to the The Shatt al-Arab (Arabic: شط العرب) or Arvand (called اروندرود: arvandrūd in Persian), also called the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, is a river in Southwest Asia of some 200 km in length, formed by the... Shatt al-Arab waterway (and thus access to the port of Basra). The only significant town on the peninsula is Cranes at Umm Qasr await cargo. Umm Qasr (أم قصر), also known as Khawr Umm Qasr, is a port city in Iraq, on the western side of the al-Faw peninsula on the shores of the Shatt al-Arab (Arvand) waterway which leads to the Persian Gulf... Umm Qasr, a fishing town and port which comprised Iraq's main Navy is also:- shorthand for Navy Blue the nickname of the United States Naval Academy A navy is the branch of the armed forces of a nation that operates primarily on water. Most nations which have coastlines have their own navies; a few landlocked countries also possess navies, often as... naval base under the regime of Saddam Hussein Saddām Hussein ʻAbd al-Majid al-Tikrītī (Often spelt Husayn or Hussain; Arabic صدام حسين عبدالمجيد التكريتي; born April 28, 1937... Saddam Hussein. The peninsula is otherwise lightly inhabited with few civilian buildings other than a few fishermen's huts.


During the Iranian troops in the northern front. The 8 year Iran-Iraq war resulted in one million deaths and heavy losses for both sides. The Iran-Iraq War , also called the First Persian Gulf War, or the Imposed War (جنگ تحمیلی) in Iran, was... Iran-Iraq war in the Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology Bulletin board system popularity Popularization of personal computers, Walkmans, VHS videocassette recorders, and compact disc (CD) players Introduction of the IBM PC Home video games become enormously popular, most notably Atari until the market crashes in 1983; the rise... 1980s, al-Faw was bitterly contested due to its strategic location at the head of the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway, and was the site of many large-scale battles. In 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite is found in the US October 15 - Hurricane force winds cause extensive damage in southern England. January January 1 - Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, changes its name to Iqaluit. In 1999... 1987, the Iranians capitalized on the weakness of the Iraqi defences located at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. On February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 323 days remaining, 324 in leap years. Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno. 731 - Gregory II ends his reign as Pope. 824 - Paschal I ends his reign as Pope... February 11, 1987, the Iranians launched a surprise attack against the Iraqi troops defending al-Faw. The Iraqi units in charge of the defences were mostly comprised of poorly-trained Iraqi Popular Army conscripts that collapsed when they were suddenly attacked by the Iranian Pasdaran str. is a road that connects Niavaran road (from the north) to Shariati road (from south). It is situated in northern Tehran - Iran. It is about 8-9 km long. Pasdaran in Farsi (Iranian Language) means Soldiers. The old name for this road was Saltanat Abad which means Kingdom... Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guard) forces. It marked the first time that the Iranians had successfully invaded and occupied Iraqi territory. The Iranians defeated several Iraqi counteroffensives and managed to hang on to their foothold.


The occupation of al-Faw placed Basra at risk of being attacked. The Iranians also used the peninsula as a launch pad for Silkworm missile stored at Umm Qasr in Iraq. The HY-2 Hai Ying (Sea Eagle), known in Western media as the Silkworm missile, is an anti-ship cruise missile made by China. Specifications It is based on the Russian SS-N-2 Styx missile, and has a maximum range of... Silkworm missiles which were deployed against shipping and oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, and also against This article is about the country of Kuwait. For the capital city with the same name, see Kuwait City The State of Kuwait is a small oil-rich monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia in the south and Iraq in the north. Kuwait is... Kuwait, which supported Iraq throughout the war. On April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). There are 258 days remaining. Events 1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. 1492 - Spain and Christopher Columbus sign a contract for him... April 17, 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Zebra mussels found in the Great lakes December 2 - Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless - thousands dead December 7 - In Armenia an earthquake 6.9 on the Richter scale killed nearly 25.000... 1988, the newly-restructured Iraqi Army began a major operation aimed to clear the Iranians out of the peninsula. The Iraqis concentrated well over 100,000 troops from the battled-hardened French Republican Guard Iraqi Republican Guard Iraqi Special Republican Guard Syrian Republican Guard This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to... Republican Guard versus 15,000 second-rate Iranian Basij soldiers. Employing the use of massive artillery barrages, air bombardments, and even Dressing the wounded during a gas attack by Austin O. Spare, 1918. Chemical warfare is warfare (and associated military operations) using the toxic properties of chemical substances to kill, injure or incapacitate the enemy. Chemical warfare is different from the use of conventional weapons or nuclear weapons because the destructive... chemical weapons, the Iranians were expelled from the peninsula within thirty-five hours, with much of their equipment captured intact. The event was even marked as an official national holiday under the former regime of Saddam Hussein - it was celebrated as the Faw City Liberation Day.


The 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 2 - Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC becoming the first black woman to lead a city of that size and importance. January 4 - The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously... 1991 See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. The lead up to the war began with... Gulf War was fought to the south and west of al-Faw, but the peninsula's military installations were heavily bombed by Allied forces during the conflict. The Allied forces effectively closed down all of Iraq's shipping activities, thus rendering its access to the Shatt al-Arab and the Persian Gulf useless.


The peninsula was one of the first targets of the Allied forces in the For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United... 2003 invasion of Iraq, with The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... British troops principally involved. Forces from the The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Reaction Force. They are lightly equipped, able to operate independently in all terrains, and highly trained as a commando force. History... Royal Marines 40 Commando Brigade staged a successful midnight amphibious assault on the peninsula. Their goal was to secure the port of Umm Qasr to allow humanitarian goods to be shipped in, and to secure the key oil installations located in the area before they could be sabotaged by retreating Iraqi forces. The peninsula fell quickly with minimal Iraqi resistance, although unexpectedly fierce resistance in Umm Qasr required several days' fighting before the town was secured.


Currently, security patrols and anti-smuggling operations are being performed by the Multi-National Forces, principally the British Royal Marines. However, sovereignty is slowly being transferred back to the newly-formed and trained Iraqi Coast Guard.


See also

  • This is a list of places in Iraq. See also: Provinces of Iraq. Modern cities and important towns Iraq Map Arbil (ܐܪܒܝܠ) (أربيل) Baghdad (ܒܓܕܐܕ) (بغداد) Baghdad International Kazimain National Museum of Iraq Sadr... List of places in Iraq

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Al-Faw Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (613 words)
The al-Faw peninsula (Arabic: شبه جزيرة الفاو; also transliterated as al-Fao or al-Fawr) is a marshy region adjoining the Persian Gulf in the extreme south-east of Iraq, between and to the south-east of the cities of Basra (Iraq) and Abadan (Iran).
The Iranians also used the peninsula as a launch pad for Silkworm missiles which were deployed against shipping and oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, and also against Kuwait, which supported Iraq throughout the war.
The peninsula was one of the first targets of the Allied forces in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, with British troops principally involved.
Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset - the South West Peninsula, or the Westcountry, or Wessex
Virginia Peninsula, Virginia, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
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