Latifiya (Arabic اللطيفية) is an Iraqi town south of Baghdad, between Mahmoudiyah and Iskandariya, inhabited originally by 150,000 people. It is a Sunni Arab and shia city and the surrounding rural areas are dominated by native Sunni Arabs.
During the period between 2003 and 2007, Latifiya was one of the most dangerous places for the Coalition Forces. The insurgent groups operated almost freely in Latifiya and the neighboring Sunni dominated Yusufiya.
It is home to the 1/4/6 Iraqi Army Battalion and US Patrol Base Latifiya (FOB ROW).
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