Habbaniyah

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Al Habbaniyah
الحبانية
Al Habbaniyah is located in Iraq
Al Habbaniyah
Al Habbaniyah
Coordinates: 33°22′55″N 43°34′38″E / 33.38194°N 43.57722°E / 33.38194; 43.57722
Country  Iraq
Province Al-Anbar

Al Habbaniyah or Habbaniya (Arabic: الحبانية) is a city in Al-Anbar Province, in central Iraq. Base RAF Habbaniya was the site of a battle in 1941. Lake Habbaniyah is also nearby.

On 25 May 1941, Second Battalion of the Forth Gorkha Rifles( 2/4 GR), a battalion of the Indian army, forming part of 10 Indian Infantry Division, which had disembarked in Shatt-Al-Arab, on 5 May 1941 was air lifted to reinforce and secure Habbaniyah, which was an a RAF base, under threat from Iraqi ground troops and German Luftwaffe, based in Mosul, and Baghdad.[1] After the armistice In Iraq, 2/4 GR was deployed against the Vichy French army, and along the Syria _Turkish border. In Syria, it participated in operation in Deir ez-Zor, and in Raffa, which has lately become best known as the epi-centre of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Habbaniyah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(60)
18
(65)
23
(73)
30
(86)
37
(98)
41
(106)
44
(111)
44
(111)
41
(105)
33
(92)
24
(76)
17
(63)
30.7
(87.2)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(42)
9
(48)
14
(58)
20
(68)
23
(73)
26
(78)
25
(77)
21
(70)
16
(60)
11
(51)
6
(42)
15.1
(58.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
10
(0.4)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
124
(4.9)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Col Mackay, JN, compilers, JN (1952). "II". In Lieutenant Colonel CG Borrowman, CG. History of the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1938–1948, vol III (29-43 ed.). London: William Blackwood. pp. 22–31. 350 copies issued 
  2. ^ Col Mackay, JN, compilers, JN (1952). "III". In Lieutenant Colonel CG Borrowman, CG. History of the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1938–1948, vol III (29-43 ed.). London: William Blackwood. pp. 32–45. 350 copies issued 
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Habbaniyah, Iraq". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 33°22′N 43°34′E / 33.367°N 43.567°E / 33.367; 43.567