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al-Dhafra Air Base

al-Dhafra Air Base
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 • About an hour outside the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, al-Dhafra is home to U.S. military personnel as well as aircraft, including KC-10 aircraft that refuel airborne U.S. planes.

 • Even with a lease agreement signed in 1994, the United Arab Emirates is sensitive to criticism from Islamic groups and unlikely to look favorably on U.S.-led retaliatory strikes on Afghanistan.



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