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*'''[[Hit]]''',  home to the largest electric producing dam in Iraq just north of the village. Hit has been one of the hidden hot spots of the war in Iraq, and at times considered the most dangerous city in Iraq.  Completely destroyed by fighting, it looks as if a nuclear bomb went off there. In 2006, 1st Armored Division, 1st Brigade, occupied Hit.  A co 1-36 and A co 1-6 (2nd Armor Division attached), fought bravely in daily street battles, and endured constant attacks, while suffering high casualties. Reports in 2007 and 2008 indicate the city has greatly improved. It is said that 1st Armored Division beat the city in submission during their time there.
 
*'''[[Hit]]''',  home to the largest electric producing dam in Iraq just north of the village. Hit has been one of the hidden hot spots of the war in Iraq, and at times considered the most dangerous city in Iraq.  Completely destroyed by fighting, it looks as if a nuclear bomb went off there. In 2006, 1st Armored Division, 1st Brigade, occupied Hit.  A co 1-36 and A co 1-6 (2nd Armor Division attached), fought bravely in daily street battles, and endured constant attacks, while suffering high casualties. Reports in 2007 and 2008 indicate the city has greatly improved. It is said that 1st Armored Division beat the city in submission during their time there.
  
*'''[[Ar Rutba]]''', major western town in Al Anbar is very small and depressing place to see, be advised that at times the entire town of Ar Rutba will loose all electricity, for a few hours a week at least.
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*'''[[Ar Rutba]]''', major western town in Al Anbar is very small and depressing place to see; be advised that at times the entire town of Ar Rutba will lose all electricity for a few hours a week at least.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:42, 23 April 2009

The Al Anbar Province is the westernmost province in Iraq, along the borders with Syria and Jordan. If entering from Jordan this will be the first Province you will enter. Al Anbar Province's terrain is similar to the western United States of Wyoming and Utah, the climate in Al Anbar is also similar to any other high desert region in the world.

The majority ethnic group in Al Anbar Province and the Sunni's, however there is a mixed bag in the Ar Ramadi area which leads to LOTS of street battles in that city. Ar Ramadi is a modern day recreation of an old west, gunslinging cow town. There is almost constant shooting and explosions from rocket propelled genades, car bombs, road side bombs, etc.

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  • Ar Ramadi, The capital of Al Anbar Province is located on the Euphrates River.
  • Hit, home to the largest electric producing dam in Iraq just north of the village. Hit has been one of the hidden hot spots of the war in Iraq, and at times considered the most dangerous city in Iraq. Completely destroyed by fighting, it looks as if a nuclear bomb went off there. In 2006, 1st Armored Division, 1st Brigade, occupied Hit. A co 1-36 and A co 1-6 (2nd Armor Division attached), fought bravely in daily street battles, and endured constant attacks, while suffering high casualties. Reports in 2007 and 2008 indicate the city has greatly improved. It is said that 1st Armored Division beat the city in submission during their time there.
  • Ar Rutba, major western town in Al Anbar is very small and depressing place to see; be advised that at times the entire town of Ar Rutba will lose all electricity for a few hours a week at least.

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Al Anbar Province's roads are without question are in the worst condition of the country. Constant road side bomb detinations and muhajadeen digging up the asphalt everywhere to plant mines and bombs makes the Al Anbar highways extremely unsafe for the curious traveller. Even lone trucks wait at the borders until there are enough of them to make the drive to where the various trucks must go. The idea is there is safety in numbers, if one truck is hit, at least the others could stop to help.

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For practical purposes, traveling in Al Anbar is discouraged.

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