BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – Just one month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his nation’s armed forces were withdrawing from Syria, an Iraqi publication reported that the American forces were building four new bases in the western part of Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.
“The U.S. intends to set up four permanent bases that are equipped with advanced military equipment in different cities across the Al-Anbar province,” the Arabic-language Al-Maloumeh news website said, quoting a security source in the Al-Anbar Governorate.
The source noted that the U.S. military bases will be established in the Ma’askar Tareq area of Fallujah, San al-Zeib base north of al-Baghdadi, al-Khafaseh in the town of Hadisa, and one base between the Ravah and Biji areas of al-Ramadi.
“The number of the U.S. military bases in Iraq’s al-Anbar province will increase to 9 after the four bases are set up,” the report added.
Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate border Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, which is where the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) maintains their last major pocket between the two historical lands.