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The role of the Tapline Road in the "Gulf War"

Forward Landing Strip (FLS) constructed from a portion of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Road southeast of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia. Photograph was taken from the south on 4 February 1991 and shows an Air Force C-130H Hercules transport on the parking apron. The strip supported Logistical Base CHARLIE and extended from MT 17653576 to MT 19683431; a parallel road diverted vehicle traffic using the Tapline Road as Main Supply Route DODGE. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-148-31 by PFC John F. Freund)