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Operation Ancient Babylon
(Italian: Operazione Antica Babilonia
) was the code name given to the deployment of Italian forces
The Italian armed forces are the military of Italy, they are under the command of the Italian Supreme Council of Defence, presided over by the President of the Italian Republic. The total number of active military personnel is 293,202...
during the Iraq War
. Their mission lasted from July 15th 2003 to December 1st 2006. The troops were located in and around Nasiriyah
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. It is on the Euphrates about 225 miles southeast of Baghdad, near the ruins of the ancient city of Ur. It is the capital of the province of Dhi Qar...
Italy lost 33 soldiers during the mission, most of them in the 2003 Nasiriyah bombing
The 2003 Nasiriyah bombing was a suicide attack on the Italian military police headquarters in Nasiriyah, Iraq, south of Baghdad on November 12, 2003.-Prelude:...