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- For the companion of Muhammad, see Salman the Persian
Salman Pak (Arabic: سلمان باك ) is a city approximately 15 miles south of Baghdad near a peninsula formed by a broad eastward bend of the Tigris River. It is named after Salman the Persian, a companion of Muhammad who is buried there.
It is quite close to the Salman Pak facility, an Iraqi military installation which was a key center of Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical weapons programs. It is also alleged to have been the site of a training facility used by Iraqi intelligence to train militia groups.
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