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Tharthar Presidential Site

Imagery of the Tharthar Presidential Site
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Saddam's Presidential Palaces in Iraq
(source: CIA)

CIA Map of Iraq showing the location of Tharthar
Tactical Pilotage Chart with Ikonos browse imagery showing the location of the Tharthar presidential palace in relation to the Baghdad
Tactical Pilotage Chart with Ikonos browse imagery of Tharthar and surounding area.
Ikonos browse imagery of the the Tharthar Presidential Site as of 30 July, 2000 Sadamiat al Tharthar, Iraq, resort built for Regime VIP's April 1999
Located 150 miles north of Baghdad in Saddam's home region, this site was completed in November 1993. It covers two and a half square miles and consists of a Presidential and VIP residential compounds.
This Presidential residence is second only to the President's Tikrit residence in overall size.
An overview of the Sadamiat alTharthar Leadership retreat compound as of 20 September 2002.
An amusement park for vacationing Iraqi leadership and their families. A Marry-go-round, Ferris Wheel and other amusement park rides are visible.
Special Republican Guard garrrison protects the Tharthar leadership site. An Air defense site is just to the left.
Anti-aircraft Artillery positions defending the Tharthar Palace. Three anti-aircraft guns are visible.
A close-up of the Palace at Tharthar as of 20 September 2002.
A probable Amphitheather is visible.
Vacationing Iraqi leadership on the shores of Lake Tharthar.
Defensive strong-point guarding the approach to the Tharthar Presidential site. Note the vehicle defensive positions. Digital Globe image of the Tharthar Presidential Site



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