An Numaniyah

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An Numaniyah
An Numaniyah is located in Iraq
An Numaniyah
An Numaniyah
Numaniyah's location inside Iraq
Coordinates: 32°30′0″N 45°20′0″E / 32.50000°N 45.33333°E / 32.50000; 45.33333Coordinates: 32°30′0″N 45°20′0″E / 32.50000°N 45.33333°E / 32.50000; 45.33333
Country Iraq
Governorate Wasit
District Al-Nu'maniya District

An Numaniyah (Arabic,النعمانية) is a city on the Tigris river in Iraq, located roughly 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Baghdad in the Wasit Province. It is the site of one of four national training centers for the Iraqi Army.

It is also the site of a base that was built by the Hussein regime and constructed by Yugoslavian contractors Mostogradnja. Following the beginning of the Iraq War, it changed its purpose September 1, 2004[1] to operate as a training base for new recruits and serve as the home station for three battalions of the Iraqi Intervention Force – the Iraqi army's counterinsurgency wing.

An Numaniyah Airfield[edit]

According to Globalsecurity.org,[2] "An Numaniyah Airbase is located in Southern Iraq approximately 294 kilometres South of Baghdad. The airfield is served by a single 3,000-metre (9,800 ft) long runway. An Numaniyah Airbase occupies a 17 square kilometre site and is protected by a 18 kilometres security perimeter."

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