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    حبانیه


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    (Wikipedia) - Habbaniyah Al Habbaniyah الحبانية Country Province
    Al Habbaniyah
    Coordinates: 33°22′55″N 43°34′38″E / 33.38194°N 43.57722°E / 33.38194; 43.57722
     Iraq
    Al-Anbar

    Al Habbaniyah or Habbaniya (Arabic: الحبانية) is a city in Al-Anbar Province, in central Iraq. Base RAF Habbaniya was the site of a battle in 1941. Lake Habbaniyah is also nearby.

    On 25 May 1941, Second Battalion of the Forth Gorkha Rifles( 2/4 GR), a battalion of the Indian army, forming part of 10 Indian Infantry Division, which had disembarked in Shatt-Al-Arab, on 5 May 1941 was air lifted to reinforce and secure Habbaniyah, which was an a RAF base, under threat from Iraqi ground troops and German Luftwaffe, based in Mosul, and Baghdad. After the armistice In Iraq, 2/4 GR was deployed against the Vichy French army, and along the Syria _Turkish border. In Syria, it participated in operation in Deir ez-Zor, and in Raffa, which has lately become best known as the epi-centre of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations.

    Climate Climate data for Habbaniyah Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Precipitation mm (inches)
    16 (60) 18 (65) 23 (73) 30 (86) 37 (98) 41 (106) 44 (111) 44 (111) 41 (105) 33 (92) 24 (76) 17 (63) 30.7 (87.2)
    4 (39) 6 (42) 9 (48) 14 (58) 20 (68) 23 (73) 26 (78) 25 (77) 21 (70) 16 (60) 11 (51) 6 (42) 15.1 (58.8)
    20 (0.8) 20 (0.8) 28 (1.1) 10 (0.4) 3 (0.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.1) 20 (0.8) 20 (0.8) 124 (4.9)
    Source: Weatherbase

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