US forces establish new base in Iraq near border with Syria: Report | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US forces establish new base in Iraq near border with Syria: Report

US forces have established a new military base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar near the border with neighboring Syria in defiance of widespread calls to end its military presence in the Middle East region.

“American troops have built the military base in the al-Maliha area near the town of al-Qa'im, which is located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad and along the Euphrates River,” Iraq’s independent Arabic-language newspaper al-Mashriq quoted the town’s mayor Ahmed al-Mahalawi as saying.

Mahalawi added, “The new base is close to the borderline with Syria, apparently aimed at monitoring the border to protect the US forces deployed inside Syria near the Iraqi-Syrian border.”

The mayor noted that the military base is the second of its kind established in the Rumana subdistrict of Qa'im district. Another base was set up earlier this month.

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