March 16, 2003
In an area north of the city of Al-Basrah, Iraq, which borders Iran, a former wetland has been drained and walled off. Now littered with minefields and gun emplacments, it is a staging area for military exercises. This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on January 24, 2001.
Topics: Politics, Western Asia, Middle East, Asia, Landsat 7, Landsat program, Thematic Mapper, Iraq