Where was Camp Speicher located?

Where was Camp Speicher located?

At the time of the massacre, there were between 5,000 and 10,000 unarmed cadets in the camp, and ISIL fighters selected the Shias and non-Muslims for execution….

Camp Speicher massacre
Tikrit Camp Speicher massacre (Iraq)
Location Tikrit, Iraq
Coordinates 34°36′36″N 43°40′48″E
Date 12 June 2014

Is Saddam from Tikrit?

Originally a fort during the Assyrian empire, Tikrit became the birthplace of Muslim military leader Saladin. It also is the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, and was a power base for his regime up until the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Where is COB Speicher?

northern Iraq
Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, previously known as Camp Speicher or Forward Operating Base (FOB) Speicher (sometimes erroneously written as “Spiker”), was located at Al Sahra Airfield near the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq, approximately 170 kilometers North of Baghdad and 11 kilometers west of the Tigris …

When was the Camp Speicher massacre?

June 12, 2014Camp Speicher massacre / Start date

Is Tikrit Kurdish?

It was conquered by Muslims in the mid-600s c.e. Tikrit’s population is now mainly Sunni Arab, with some Kurds. The Kurdish Muslim hero Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin, 1137–1193) was born in Tikrit.

What is a contingency deployment?

Contingency operations are military actions requiring rapid deployment of the full spectrum of military forces in support of national policy short of war.

What do the Sunni believe?

Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims strongly believe that the redemption of human beings is dependent on faith in Allah, His prophets, acceptance of Muhammad as the final prophet, and belief in righteous deeds as explained in the Koran. The mercy of Allah will determine the redemption of all human beings.