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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.


Imagery of the Al Sahra Airfield
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Overview of the Middle East with Iraq in the center

CIA Map of Iraq

Tactical Pilotage Chart of the Al Jarrah Airfield

Russian 1:200,000 scale map of Al Jarrah Airfield as of 1985.

CIB overview Al Jarrah Airfield as of 1995.

Al Jarrah is served by two main runways measuring 10,000 and 10,500 feet respectively. Hardened aircraft shelters knowns as "trapezoids" or "Yugos" were build by Yugoslavian contractors some time prior to 1985.

Ikonos browse overview Al Jarrah Airfield as of April 2002.

Al Jarrah is served by two main runways measuring 10,000 and 10,500 feet respectively



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