Apr 06, 2020 13:46 UTC
  • US terrorist forces transfer 8 Daesh ringleaders from Syria to Iraq: Report

US terrorist forces have transferred eight ringleaders of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists from northern Syria to neighboring Iraq amid calls for the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops from the Arab country, a report said.

According to the report carried by al-Alam news network on Sunday, American terrorist forces recently relocated the terrorists to the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar Province in western Iraq.

The Daesh members were being kept at al-Hol refugee camp, which lies close to the Syria-Iraq border and is run by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The report added that the move by the US is part of Washington’s attempts to revive the terror group and use it as a leverage tool to force Iraq to give up its call for the withdrawal of American terrorist forces from the Arab country.

Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill on January 5, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the late Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Deputy Head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and their companions in a US airstrike authorized by President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport two days earlier.

Since then, the US-led coalition has handed over to the Iraqi army a number of bases it had occupied in the Arab country. However, it has also deployed further military equipment, including C-RAM systems and Patriot missile defense systems, to protect its remaining forces in the country.