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Camp Rustamiyah

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Address  Baghdad, Iraq
Camp Rustamiyah

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Camp Rustamiyah (formerly Camp Muleskinner or Camp Cuervo) was a forward operating base for the U.S. Army in Iraq. It was the site of the oldest military academy in Iraq.



British forces founded the Iraqi Military Academy at Rustamiyah in 1924 to train officers for the newly established Royal Iraqi Army, and based it on the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England. The first class of Iraqi officers graduated in 1927.

Camp Rustamiyah was captured by the United States during the Iraq War.

The academy was re-opened under NATO direction in 2005/6.

In 2009, the United States transferred control of Camp Rustamiyah back to the Iraqi security forces.


Rustamiyah is located six miles southeast of Sadr City in Baghdad. It is situated between a waste incineration facility and a sewage treatment plant, and is noted for its unpleasant and purportedly hazardous air quality. Also known for being the only location hit successfully multiple times with "lob bombs".


Camp Rustamiyah Wikipedia

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