09/12/2018 – 20:40
ERBIL – The US forces will build a new base between the two provinces of Ninevah and Anbar in hopes of taking more control of the area, an Iraqi official said on Sunday.
Mohammad al- Dilemi, a member of the Anbar Provincial Council, told Almaalomah news agency that the US forces have been stationed some 30 kilometers north of the Euphrates river which is a strategic territory for having control over the desert areas between the two Iraqi provinces, as cited by Iraqi News.
The official noted that the border area was previously used by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents to carry out terrorist activities against the Iraqi forces.
However, the US forces and other members of the international coalition have not made any comments on the report yet.