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Shaibah Airbase

Shaibah Airbase is located approximately 445 kilometers South of Baghdad and about 19 kilometers Southwest of Basra. The airbase is served by a 9,800 foot long runway. This Iraqi military facility includes one 2,975 m and one 520 m asphalt runway. According to the "Gulf War Air Power Survey, there were 10 hardened aircraft shelters at Shaibah of 1991. Sited on open desert, no further unclassified information is available.


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

CIA Map of Iraq

Tactical Pilotage Chart of the Shaibah Airbase

Russian 1:200,000 scale map of Shaibah Airbase as of 1985.

CIB overview Shaibah Airbase as of 1995.

Shaibah Airbase is served by a main runway measuring 9,800 feet.



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