Battle of Al Busayyah

Battle of Al Busayyah

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Al Busayyah was a tank battle fought just before sunrise on February 26, 1991, during the Gulf War, between armored forces of the United States Army and those of the Iraqi Army.The battle is named after the Iraqi town of Al Busayyah which sat at a critical crossroads and was an Iraqi Army stronghold. The town consisted of forty to fifty buildings, most located along one main north-south road. It was defended by a battalion-sized Iraqi infantry unit reinforced by tanks, armored personnel carriers and elements of an Iraqi commando battalion. The town was heavily fortified with machine gun nests and fighting positions. Eleven Iraqi tanks and twelve other armored vehicles were dug-in deeply at strategic positions in, and around, the town. Trenchlines stretched fifteen hundred meters south of town, radiating out to perimeter strong points.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136584573
  • 9786136584577