Ali Air Base

Ali Air Base

Coordinates: 30°56′08.73″N 46°05′24.40″E / 30.9357583°N 46.090111°E / 30.9357583; 46.090111

Imam Ali Air Base
Tallil AirBase
Ali Air Base
IATA: none – ICAO: ORTL – LID: TAL
Summary
Airport type Military: Airbase
Operator U.S. Air Force
Serves Nasiriyah
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12L/30R 10,935 3,333 Concrete
12R/30L 9,991 3,045 Concrete
no ILS

Imam Ali Air Base (ICAO: ORTL) is a military airbase located near Nasiriyah, Iraq. It is also known as Tallil Air Base. Until December 2011, the base was used by United States Armed Forces. It is generally known as Camp Adder by the U.S. Army; the name "Ali Air Base" is used chiefly by the U.S. Air Force; the installation, however, is still commonly referred to as "Tallil".

The base occupies 30 square kilometers and is protected by 22 kilometers of security perimeter. The ancient Babylonian city of Ur, known as the birthplace of Abraham, is located within the security perimeter for Ali Base, and its ancient ziggurat is visible from nearly every area of the base.

Read more about Ali Air Base:  History, Conditions, Airfield, Operation Night Harvest

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