MEK Compound

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Camp Fallujah
Fallujah, Iraq
Camp Fallujah logo patch - May 2008.jpg
Camp Fallujah Insignia
Coordinates33°18′54.95″N 43°52′59.41″E / 33.3152639°N 43.8831694°E / 33.3152639; 43.8831694Coordinates: 33°18′54.95″N 43°52′59.41″E / 33.3152639°N 43.8831694°E / 33.3152639; 43.8831694
TypeExpeditionary base
Site information
Controlled byIraqi Army
Site history
In usebefore 2003 (MEK) — present
Battles/warsOperation Iraqi Freedom
* Operation Vigilant Resolve
* Operation Phantom Fury
Garrison information
GarrisonHQ, 1st Division (Iraq)

The MEK Compound (Mujahedin-E Khalq) in Fallujah, Iraq (also known as Camp Fallujah) is a large compound used by the U.S. Marines from 2004 to 2009. Prior to Marine occupation, the Iranian dissident group called Mujahideen-e-Khalq used the MEK as a training camp, but turned it over to the U.S. Army 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment on May 11, 2003 after the Mujahideen-e-Khalq surrender. The 82nd Airborne Division took over the facility in August 2003. On March 24, 2004, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force relieved the 82nd Airborne and used it as a base camp. On January 12, 2009, the Government of Iraq took control of the compound from the United States military.[1] As of January 2010, the camp appears to be the headquarters of the Iraqi Army's 1st Division. The last US force to occupy Camp Fallujah was Guardian Company, IMHG, FMF west.

The MEK is adjacent to the other major U.S. base in Fallujah, the former Baathist resort Camp Baharia (also known as "Dreamland").

An M198 howitzer firing from Camp Fallujah, Iraq in 2004

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