[size=36]Near Iran .. Washington is starting to establish 3 new military bases in Iraq[/size]
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, the American Breaking Defense magazine, revealed that Washington is building 3 bases near the Iranian border in Iraq.
"In contrast to the statements made by President Donald Trump, the United States is not withdrawing its forces from Iraq, but is building at least three new semi-permanent bases very close to the Iranian border in northern Iraq," the magazine said in a report translated by Mawazine News.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis demonstrated at the invitation of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in Baghdad on Friday, calling on American forces to leave the country, but the protesters dispersed very quickly and were peaceful.
According to the magazine, Israeli experts say that "immediately after Trump's announcement, the United States realized that the implementation of the decision would leave policymakers and the military a great influence in the region that witnessed a rapid and widespread Russian penetration of the region."
After the assassination of the deputy head of the PMF Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the commander of the Iranian Quds Force Qassem Soleimani with an American strike at Baghdad airport, the Iraqi government protested what it described as a "violation of international law" and its parliament approved a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American forces. Since then, the American army has not withdrawn, Evidence indicates that the American presence will become larger, according to the magazine.
The Iranian response to the assassination of Soleimani fired ballistic and cruise missiles at American bases in Iraq, and the American base in Iraqi Kurdistan was also hit near the city of Erbil.
The magazine pointed out, "The United States is planning to establish a military base near the city of Sulaymaniyah, and another large military base near the city of Halabja, which is only 14 km from the Iranian border, while the third military base is planning to establish south of the Erbil Governorate."
Professor Uzi Rabi, director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, told Breaking Defense that "the United States realized that withdrawing from Iraq would seriously harm the sanctions imposed on Iran ... They realized that despite the president's announcement, they must maintain a real presence And they do this by building bases in the regions. ”Ended 29 / h