Ar Rutba is a city in the Iraqi Desert. It is the westernmost town of any real size. Ar Rutba is a Sunni-majority city and was most notably the site of a large part of the old Iraqi air defense warning system, housing a number of military personnel there. The warning station was destroyed in the 1990-91 Gulf War. It was seized by ISIS in 2014, but has since been liberated by Iraqi Security Forces.
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