The US has begun withdrawing troops from Iraq because of COVID-19 or missile attack

BAGDHAD, (BM) – The acute situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Iraq and eastern Syria forced the US military command to take emergency measures and begin the evacuation of military personnel from bases in western Iraq, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

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At the moment, it is known that the US military was evacuated from such military bases and facilities as K1 and Nineveh, however, it is reported that American helicopters are moving throughout Iraq and part of Syria.

The evacuation of the US military is also carried out from part of observation posts and military bases in the east and northeast of Syria, while it is reported that the US military exported by helicopters are consolidating at larger military facilities in Iraq, from where it is likely In the near future, the evacuation of military personnel and personnel on airplanes will begin.

Nevertheless, a number of Arab media outlets argue with contradictory data, reporting that in reality, the evacuation is not associated with the threat of coronavirus infection COVID-19, but is due to shelling by pro-Iranian military units of military bases, which, however, is very controversial.

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“There are very serious doubts about the fact that the evacuation of US troops is related to rocket attacks, because if necessary, members of Kataib Hezbollah can easily launch rockets at larger US military bases in Iraq. Given the unfavorable situation with COVID-19, in Washington, obviously, they decided not to endanger their military personnel,” the specialist notes.

The American side has not yet reported the reasons for the evacuation of its military from Iraq and neighboring Syria.


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