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Nukhayb Airbase
Intecept Operations Center
31 55' 58"N 44 08' 41"E

Nukhayb Airbase is located in western Iraq approximately 280 kilometers Southwest of Baghdad and 190 kilometers West of the Euphradis River. The airfield is served by two main runways. According to the "Gulf War Air Power Survey", Al Asad had 33 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 Asad is protected by a 21 kilometers security perimeter.

There is one Weapon Storage Areas (WSA) located X kilometers to the Northeast which occupies X square kilometers. This WSA appears on a 1985 Russian map but it is not known whether it was struck during Operation Desert Storm, or Desert Fox.

As of 19 May 2002, there is no Ikonos imagery of Al Asad in Space Imaging's Carterra Archive.

FOB Broomhead

FOB Broomhead was located at the Ar'ar border crossing along the Saudi Arabian northern border, approximately 100 km south of Nukhayb. Although the border crossing bears its name, the actual city of Ar'ar is located within Saudi Arabia.

Imagery of the Nukhayb Airbase
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Overview of the Middle East with Iraq in the center

CIA Map of Iraq

Tactical Pilotage Chart of nukhayb

Russian 1:200,000 scale map of Nukhayb Airbase as of XXXX.

CIB overview Nukhayb Airbase and Weapon Storage Area as of 1995.

Nukhayb Airbase is served by two main runways measuring 10,000 feet each.

Nukhayb Weapon Storage Area.


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