Umm Qasr

What is Umm Qasr known for?


deep water

linked the port with Kuwait prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War (Gulf War). History Village to port of standard gauge. IRR has one international interchange, with Chemins de Fer Syriens (CFS) at Rabiya. The system runs from Rabiya southward through Mosul, Bayji, and Baghdad to Basra, with a branch line from Shouaiba Junction (near Basra) to the ports of Khor Az Zubair and Umm Qasr, westward from Baghdad through Ramadi and Haqlaniya to Al Qaim and Husayba, with a branch line from Al Qaim to Akashat, and east-west from Haqlaniya through Bayji to Kirkuk. The unit deployed in support of OIF I, assisted the local police and performed security operations in southern Iraq, mainly Um Qasar (Umm Qasr) and Basra, co-located with British units there.


territorial dispute

for business in July 1967. ''Ports of the World 1969'', p. 697. Shipping World Ltd Iran–Iraq War During the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988) its importance increased as fighting restricted access to other ports further east. Umm Qasr was threatened after the successful Iranian invasion and occupation of the al-Faw peninsula in 1986. However, the port never fell during the Iran–Iraq War. First Gulf War Access to the port was a significant issue in the territorial

dispute with Kuwait which led to the 1991 Persian Gulf War (Gulf War). Both countries contested ownership of the inlet leading to Umm Qasr as well as control of the nearby Kuwaiti islands of Bubiyan and Warbah. "Iraq - First Persian Gulf War - Causes", ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' (2006) After the war, during which the port was bombed, control of the inlet was transferred to Kuwait, and a large trench and sand berm was constructed along the border


support

of the two nations. The Iraqi government rejected the border changes and continued to claim Kuwaiti territory near the port. "Kuwait - The First Persian Gulf War and its aftermath", ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' (2006) Meanwhile the Iraqi government shifted much commerce to Umm Qasr away from Basra in order to punish the Basrawis economically for their support of the post-war rebellions (1991 uprisings in Iraq) against the rule of Saddam Hussein. Second

. There are many local teams, but the greatest public support is for the Port Culp team in the mother port of Maqel in downtown Basrah. Some of the youth are involved in swimming in the gulf water because of the limited number of swimming pools; also, some people are focusing on the running sports. Female participation in sports is limited in the public schools. Airport Umm Qasr has a Civil aviation airport (List of airports in Iraq), with the List of airports by ICAO code: O ICAO Code

the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks on 27 March. Upon the outbreak of war the RAN's focus shifted to supporting the coalition land forces and clearing the approaches to Iraqi ports. HMAS ''Anzac'' (HMAS Anzac (FFH 150)) provided gunfire support to Royal Marines during fighting on the Al-Faw Peninsula and the Clearance Diving Team took part in clearing the approaches to Umm Qasr. Boarding operations continued during the war, and on 20 March boarding parties from


support training

cargo transportation duties during the course of the war. title Michael Breaugh biography publisher Parliament of Canada * LCol Michael Sweeney, Commanded 3rd Battalion (3 Royal Canadian Regiment), Royal Canadian Regiment (1993). Later commanded northern sector of United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission at Umm Qasr, Iraq (2000). Appointed Chief of Staff of the Canadian Forces Support Training Group, CFB Borden (2007), subsequently appointed interim


small fishing

linked the port with Kuwait prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War (Gulf War). History Village to port of standard gauge. IRR has one international interchange, with Chemins de Fer Syriens (CFS) at Rabiya. The system runs from Rabiya southward through Mosul, Bayji, and Baghdad to Basra, with a branch line from Shouaiba Junction (near Basra) to the ports of Khor Az Zubair and Umm Qasr, westward from Baghdad through Ramadi and Haqlaniya to Al Qaim and Husayba, with a branch line from Al Qaim to Akashat, and east-west from Haqlaniya through Bayji to Kirkuk. The unit deployed in support of OIF I, assisted the local police and performed security operations in southern Iraq, mainly Um Qasar (Umm Qasr) and Basra, co-located with British units there.


training role

news world iraq article6297001.ece title Iraq's fledgling navy takes possession of its first naval patrol boat publisher The Times date 16 May 2009 accessdate 16 May 2009 location London first Richard last Owen There, additional training will be completed, before the vessel takes over duties from the British Royal Marine patrols, who will then revert to a training role of new crew. The vessels will be used to patrol the exclusive economic


prostitutes

of humanitarian supplies to Iraqi civilians. "Iraq aid confined to south", ''The Guardian'', 2 April 2003 During a debate in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in late March 2003, British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon somewhat inadvisedly compared Umm Qasr to the southern English city of Southampton. The analogy was met with scepticism among the troops on the ground. A British soldier was widely quoted as retorting, "There's no beer, no prostitutes


black site

the NMMP's mine-clearance work in Iraq In Iraq, Abu Ghraib was disclosed as also working as a black site, and was the center of an extensive prisoner abuse scandal (Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse). of standard gauge. IRR has one international interchange, with Chemins de Fer Syriens (CFS) at Rabiya. The system runs from Rabiya southward through Mosul, Bayji, and Baghdad to Basra, with a branch line from Shouaiba Junction (near Basra) to the ports of Khor Az Zubair and Umm Qasr, westward from Baghdad through Ramadi and Haqlaniya to Al Qaim and Husayba, with a branch line from Al Qaim to Akashat, and east-west from Haqlaniya through Bayji to Kirkuk. The unit deployed in support of OIF I, assisted the local police and performed security operations in southern Iraq, mainly Um Qasar (Umm Qasr) and Basra, co-located with British units there.


historical part

was that they had been expelled by the Turks from Umm Qasr upon Khor Zubair, an earlier seat from which they had been accustomed to prey as brigands upon the caravans of Basra and as pirates upon the shipping of the Shatt Al Arab Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman, and Central Arabia, Geographical, Volume 1, Historical Part 1, John Gordon Lorimer,1905, p1000 . Upon reaching Kuwait, they entered under the umbrella of the Utub, to which the Al Bin Ali

was that they had been expelled by the Turks from Umm Qasr upon Khor Zubair, an earlier seat from which they had been accustomed to prey as brigands upon the caravans of Basra and as pirates upon the shipping of the Shatt Al Arab Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman, and Central Arabia, Geographical, Volume 1, Historical Part 1, John Gordon Lorimer,1905, p1000 . Upon reaching Kuwait, they entered under the umbrella of the Utub, to which the Al Bin Ali


fighting

for business in July 1967. ''Ports of the World 1969'', p. 697. Shipping World Ltd Iran–Iraq War During the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988) its importance increased as fighting restricted access to other ports further east. Umm Qasr was threatened after the successful Iranian invasion and occupation of the al-Faw peninsula in 1986. However, the port never fell during the Iran–Iraq War. First Gulf War Access to the port was a significant issue in the territorial

Gulf War Umm Qasr was the target of one of the first major military operations (Battle of Umm Qasr) in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, on March 29, 2003. The assault on the port was spearheaded by British (United Kingdom) Royal Marines,US Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th Marine Expeditionary Unit) and Polish (Poland) GROM troops, but Iraqi forces put up unexpectedly strong resistance, requiring several days' fighting before the area

Brigade ("The Desert Rats"), fought their way into Iraq's second-largest city, Basra, on 6 April, coming under constant attack by regulars and Fedayeen, while 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (the British Red Devils (Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom))) cleared the 'old quarter' of the city that was inaccessible to vehicles. Entering Basra was achieved after two weeks of fierce fighting, which included the biggest tank battle by British forces since World War II when

Umm Qasr

'''Umm Qasr''' ( , also transliterated as : ''Um-qasir'', ''Um-qasser''), is a port city in southern Iraq. It stands on the canalised Khawr az-Zubayr, part of the Khawr Abd Allah estuary which leads to the Persian Gulf. It is separated from the border of Kuwait by a small inlet. A bridge across the waterway linked the port with Kuwait prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War (Gulf War).

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