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After the liberation of Qayyarah air base three days (south of Mosul), and the progress made by Iraqi forces in that region, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived in the capital Baghdad, a visit is the second of its kind,
in the eight months after his last visit to Iraq in December 16 last first.Upon his arrival to Baghdad, Carter declared send home 560 US troops to Iraq, the largest number declared by the US administration since the start of operations against "Daash", bringing the number of US military personnel in Iraq to the 4647 military, where he published a large number of these forces in Qayyarah Airport , according to local newspaper "New York Times".
The newspaper added that American commanders intend to use the base as an airport and the starting point for providing logistical support advanced Iraqi forces toward Mosul, confirmed the presence of specialists in infrastructure support, such as bridges, which the Iraqis will need in the attack on Mosul due to the destruction Daash many of them in the city.
While the official Iraqi response has been issued on this, the leadership of the popular crowd responded to the US move, stressing that the Iraqis are able to liberate Mosul as liberated Qayyarah and accepted Baiji and Tikrit and Fallujah.
The secretary general of the Badr Organisation, one leading the popular crowd Hadi al-Amiri, said in a statement received by Sky Press that "the Iraqi people refuse to replace Daash Americans," stressing that "Iraq is not the place Daash or Americans."
And managed the joint Iraqi forces, Saturday, editing Qayyarah Air Base, which is often focused on the Americans freed in the past period, making it the Iraqi forces, 65 km from the city of Mosul, according to what was confirmed by a spokesman for the Defense Ministry Yahya messenger.
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