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Safwan Airbase

Safwan is an Iraqi military facility located 46 km S of Basra. It is an unoccupied emergency dispersal/recovery strip.

Safwan Airfield is located six kilometers west of the intersection near Safwan, in Southeastern Iraq, just north of the Kuwait-Iraq border.

The airfield holds the distinction of having been the location at which the formal cease-fire ceremony took place on March 3, 1991 between Iraqi and Coalition troops.

U2 Imagery of Iraqi Surrender at Safwan Airfield 03/03/1991
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Imagery of the Al Fathah Airfield
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Overview of the Middle East with Iraq in the center

CIA Map of Iraq

Safwan Airfield as of 1995

Safwan Airfield as of 1995

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