- Al-Faw, Iraq
Al-Faw ( _ar. الفاو, _en. Fao) is a small port on the
al-Faw Peninsulain Iraqnear the Shatt al-Araband the Persian Gulf. The Al-Faw Peninsulaitself is part of the Basrah Governorate.
The town lies at the south-east end of the
Al-Faw Peninsulaon the right bank of the Shatt al-Arab, only few kilometres away from the Persian Gulf.
The town, as well as the whole
Al-Faw Peninsula, has been the scene of armed conflict in the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf Warand the Iraq Wardue to its strategic position at the entrance of the Shatt al-Arab.
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