Ubaydah Bin al Jarrah / Al Jarrah Airbase
Al Jarrah Airbase is located in northern Iraq approximately 156 kilometers Southeast of Baghdad on the South side of the Tigris River, 7 kilometers from the city of Al Kut. The airfield is served by two main runways measuring 10,000 and 10,500 feet -- one 3,200 m concrete and one 3,600 m asphalt runway. Sited on alluvian plain, this major Iraqi Air Force fighter base has facilities for at least three fighter squadrons or two medium squadrons. According to the "Gulf War Air Power Survey", Al Jarrah had 36 hardened aircraft shelters. At the each end of the main runway are Hardened aircraft shelters knowns as "trapezoids" or "Yugos" which were build by Yugoslavian contractors some time prior to 1985. Al Jarrah occupies a 33 square kilometer site and is protected by a 24 kilometers security perimeter.
As of June 2002, there is Ikonos imagery of Al Jarra in Space Imaging's Carterra Archive from April 26, 2002.
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