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Al-Faw (also transliterated as al-Fao or al-Fawr) is a marshy peninsula jutting into the Persian Gulf in the extreme south-east of Iraq, between and to the south-east of the cities of Basra (Iraq) and Abadan (Iran). It is the site of a number of important oil installations. Its chief importance is its strategic location, controlling access to the Shatt al-Arab waterway (and thus access to the port of Basra). The only significant town on the peninsula is Umm Qasr, a fishing town and port which comprised Iraq's main naval base under the regime of Saddam Hussein. The peninsula is otherwise lightly inhabited with few civilian buildings other than a few fishermen's huts.

During the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, al-Faw was bitterly contested. The Iranians captured it in February 1987 and used it as a launchpad for Silkworm missiles which they deployed against shipping and oil terminals in the Persian Gulf. They were expelled from the peninsula in April 1988 following a successful Iraqi offensive.

The 1991 Gulf War was fought to the south and west of al-Faw, but the peninsula's military installations were heavily bombed by Allied forces during the conflict.

The peninsula was one of the first targets of the Allied forces in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, with British troops - chiefly Royal Marines - principally involved. It fell quickly with minimal Iraqi resistance, although unexpectedly fierce resistance in Umm Qasr required several days' fighting before the town was secured.

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