US plans new military bases in Iraq’s Anbar province

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The two bases would be set up in the Hamarah region of Fallujah city and in areas close to the Iraqi-Syria border.

US plans new military bases in Iraq’s Anbar province

On Wednesday, an Iraqi military source said that the United States had decided to build new military bases in Iraq’s Anbar Province allegedly to counter ISIS.

The military source also said that the two bases would be set up in the Hamarah region of Fallujah city and in areas close to the Iraqi-Syria border.

“The US military claims the increased presence of its troops in the province is in line with countering the rising influence of ISIS,” a source from the Anbar Operation Command said.

However, the US military is running two bases in Anbar’s Habbaniyah and Ayan al-Assad regions by leading a so-called international coalition against ISIS with warplanes.

In June 2014, ISIS captured several parts of Iraq and terrorized a huge area under its command. From last year, Iraqi forces have been managing to liberate some key positions including Tikrit, Baiji and Ramadi.

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