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Pentagon has denied reports of the beginning of withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

16:40, Tuesday, 11 February, 2020
Pentagon has denied reports of the beginning of withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

The information that the United States began the withdrawal of its troops from 15 military bases located in Iraq does not correspond to reality. This was stated on Monday by a spokesman for the Russian media, the official representative of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces. “These messages are false”, he said.

On Monday, the Iraqi television channel, referring to a statement by Ali al-Ghanimi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s defense and security committee, said the US had begun withdrawing its troops from 15 military bases in Iraq. According to the deputy, the Americans will limit their presence to two large bases - near the city of Erbil in the north of the country and Ain al-Assad air base.

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