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New Base for the Arabian Peninsula

New Base for the Arabian Peninsula 30 July, 2019

Iraq will build a new naval base on the Al-Faw Peninsula. The new base will be built as part of the Al-Faw Grand Port opposite the new port Kuwait is building on Bubiyan Island on the other side of the estuary. The base would be larger than the Iraqi Navy's current base at Umm Qasr. Also released a video showing Shammari viewing plans for the new naval facility. The base would be responsible for securing Iraq's territorial waters and protecting its southern maritime port and will help develop the security and economy of Basra city. Defence Ministry spokesman, Tahsin al-Khafaji told that Iraq needs such a military base to protect its ports and regional waters, revealing that the project will be complete in two years.

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