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- For the companion of Muhammad, see Salman the Persian
Arabic: سلمان باك
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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 buried in the city.
It is also 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. The site included training grounds used by Iraqi intelligence to direct Special Operations Forces.
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