Operation Ancient Babylon

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Italian Army personnel depart Tallil Air Base, Iraq for an early morning convoy escort duty on 28 April 2005

Operation Ancient Babylon (Italian: Operazione Antica Babilonia) was the code name given to the deployment of Italian forces during the Iraq War. Their mission lasted from 15 July 2003 to 1 December 2006. The troops were located in and around Nasiriyah.

Italy lost 36 soldiers during the mission, most of them in the 2003 Nasiriyah bombing.

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