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 7s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus
(ETM+) sensor on January 24, 2001. This is a false-color composite image made using near-infrared,
red, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensors panchromatic