A Look At The Camp Victory Complex in Iraq

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has handed over control of Camp Victory to Iraq.

Here is a look at the sprawling military complex near Baghdad that served as the hub of U.S. operations:

-Camp Victory had served as the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq since 2003.

-The U.S. military facilities at the site were constructed around a lavish palace complex that was built by the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

-Saddam was imprisoned at the compound before his 2006 execution.

-Top U.S. military officials lived in the complex, which is encircled by 42 kilometers of protective walls.

-Iraqis are considering several ideas for the future of the complex — including possible use as a military barracks, cultural center or five-star hotels.