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As Samawah

Camp As Samawah Camp Smitty

As Samawah is situated approximately 275 km southeast of Baghdad, along the Euphrates River. It serves as a virtual halfway point between Baghdad and Basra. The majority of the nearly 250,000 citizens are Shi'a Muslims. Since the 2003 invasion, Coalition Forces have established several Relay Points (RP) in and around As Samawah.

Camp As Samawah changed its name to Camp Sitty in honor of a British soldier who was killed in the area.

Relay Point 2 - Ash Shinafiyah

Ash Shinafiyah is located 45 km NW of As Samawah and 20 NW of Ar Rumaythah. The RP here (RP 2) is on the Euphrates River.

Relay Point 5, 6, and 18 - Ar Rumaythah

Ar Rumaythah, 25 km north of As Samawah, is home to three RP's along the Euphrates River.

Relay Point 7 - Al Khidr / FOB Al Khidr

Al Khidr, 30 km south of As Samawah, is also located along the Euphrates River. It is home to one Relay Point (RP 7) and one FOB.



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