MEK Compound (Fallujah, Iraq)


MEK Compound (Fallujah, Iraq)

Infobox Military Structure
name= Camp Fallujah
location= Fallujah, Iraq


caption= Camp Fallujah Insignia
type= Expeditionary base
built=
materials=
used= February 2004 — present
controlledby= United States Marine Corps
garrison= I Marine Expeditionary Force
commanders=
battles=Operation Iraqi Freedom
* Operation Vigilant Resolve
* Operation Phantom Fury

The MEK Compound in Fallujah, Iraq (also known as Camp Fallujah) is a large military compound that, as of May 2008, is home to United States Marine Corps forces. The camp was once occupied by the Iranian dissident group the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) however, after the Mujahideen-e-Khalq surrender on May 11, 2003, U.S. forces took control of the compound and now utilize it as the main base for U.S. forces operating in and around Fallujah. It is adjacent to the other major U.S. base in Fallujah, the former Baathist resort Camp Baharia (also known as "Dreamland").

U.S. Operational Names

*3d Armored Cavalry Regiment - "MEK Compound"
*82nd Airborne - "FOB St. Mere"
*United States Marine Corps - "Camp Fallujah"

ee also

*History of the United States Marine Corps
*List of United States Marine Corps installations

References

* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/mek.htm Camp Fallujah @ globalsecurity.org]
* [http://www.emailsfromiraq.org/id6.html Photos from Camp Fallujah]


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