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Ahvaz Airfield

The Ahavaz Airfield (N31 20 17.75 E48 45 41.30) is located in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. The city of Ahavaz serves as the administration center of the province and is approximately 50 miles from the Iraqi border. The city straddles the Karun River, giving it access to the Persian Gulf.

Throughout the Iran-Iraq war, Ahvaz served as a major supply junction and staging point for Iranian attacks given its proximatey to Iraq.Iraq claimed to have razed an Iranian military camp near Ahvaz during hostilities in March of 1986. However, Iranian sources claimed that the Iraq air strike bombed two villages near Ahvaz. In January of 1987, a Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport crashed in Ahvaz enroute from Mashhad (where all Iranian c-130's were based).

Ahvaz Airfield
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Overview of Ahvaz and area

Closer look at Ahvaz's immediate surrondings

Overlay of area of interest

Image of the Ahvaz Airfield,
15 March 1986

Close-up of Ahvaz Airfield,
15 March 1986

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