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Forward Operating Base Loyalty
New Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Type Forward Operating Base
Coordinates Latitude: 33.328682
Longitude: 44.481196
Built 2003 (2003)
Controlled by United States
U.S. Army
Garrison 4th BCT, 101st ABN DIV
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation New Dawn

Forward Operating Base Loyalty is a former forward operating base used by the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn located in the New Baghdad District (Arabic,بغداد الجديدة) of Baghdad, Iraq

History[]

FOB Loyalty was located in what was Saddam Hussein's Directorate of Internal Security. There are a couple of monuments to U.S. Air Force accuracy on the grounds of the FOB. The main building took three or four precision-guided bombs, and another precision bomb wiped out the house Saddam used when he visited the base.[1]

The FOB included a roofed pool, with construction started by Saddam's men and completed by Kellog Brown and Root Contractors allowing US Armed forces members to use.[1] No Army and Air Force Exchange Service Facility existed on the FOB, however a small sundry store existed allowing for basic necessities.[1]

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FOB Loyalty was attacked 6 June 2011, killing 5 US servicemembers and injuring 12 others.

Joint Security Station Loyalty was transferred to full Iraqi Government control on August 29, 2011.[4]

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