US forces prepare to establish new military base west of Anbar

US forces in Iraq. File photo.
US forces in Iraq. File photo.

( Anbar – Director of al-Somoud Brigade in Haditha district, Captain Nazim al-Jaghifi, announced on Wednesday, that the US forces are preparing to establish a new military base in the district, to monitor the movements of the members of the Islamic State in nearby cities.

Jaghifi said in a press statement, “US forces, coming from Ayn al-Assad base in Baghdadi area, explored the areas of Haditha district in Anbar in order to establish another base in the province to monitor the movements of the Islamic State’s members in the western cities.”

“The US forces explored around and inside the area of Haditha Dam to choose the proper area to establish their military base, besides keeping Ayn al-Assad as a main headquarters and airport,” Jaghifi added.

“The US forces are stationed in Ayn al-Assad and al-Habaniyah bases, in eastern Ramadi, for more than one year, and trained Iraqi security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi,” Jaghifi explained.

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