Khan al Baghdadi

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Khan al Baghdadi
Khan al Baghdadi is located in Iraq
Khan al Baghdadi
Khan al Baghdadi
Coordinates: 33°51′9″N 42°32′51″E / 33.85250°N 42.54750°E / 33.85250; 42.54750
Country  Iraq
Province Al-Anbar
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,000
Time zone GMT+3 (UTC+3)
Postal code 31014

Khan al-Baghdadi (Arabic: خان البغداديḪān al-Baġdādī) or al-Baghdadi is an Iraqi city on the Euphrates River in al-Anbar province (Hīt District).

It is the closest village to the U.S. Military's Al Asad Airbase, (formerly known as Qadisiyah Airbase when it was operated by the Iraqi Air Force). It was the site of a major battle with ISIL in February 2015. ISIS captured most of the town by 14 February 2015.[1] On 6 March 2015, Iraqi forces managed to recapture the town from ISIL.[2]

Coordinates: 33°51′N 42°33′E / 33.850°N 42.550°E / 33.850; 42.550

References

  1. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-took-control-of-town-holding-us-marines-2015-2?IR=T
  2. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/iraqi-forces-retake-al-baghdadi-isil-150307050409010.html


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