Iraq

US forces Opening Safe Corridor for ISIL in al-Anbar Iraq

The US forces have withdrawn from al-Ratbah base in al-Anbar province towards Ein al-Assad base in a move to open a safe corridor for ISIL terrorists, an Iraqi official said.

Head of Badr Organization’s Office in al-Anbar Qusai al-Anbari told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Wednesday that the US forces have been transferred from Base 70 in al-Ratbah to Ein al-Assad.

He noted that the Americans will pave the ground for the ISIL’s free trafficking in the region by withdrawal from al-Ratbah.

Iraqi sources said in May that the US Army had dispatched new military convoys and equipment from Jordan to Ein al-Assad base in al-Anbar province in Western Iraq.

A military convoy comprising military vehicles and state-of-the-art military hardware arrived in US-controlled Ein al-Assad Air Base in the city of Heet in al-Anbar province in Western Iraq from Jordan, al-Ma’aloumeh News Website quoted a security source in al-Anbar province as saying.

The source noted that the US military convoys arrived under tight aerial support, and said the dispatch of the US military convoys from Jordan to Iraq has increased to unprecedented levels.

It also said that the US forces reinforced unprecedented security measures in all their positions in al-Anbar province concurrent with dispatching military equipment to their military base.

Relevant reports said in early April that over 10,000 US forces were stationed in two occupied bases in al-Anbar province in Western Iraq.

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