Apr 07, 2020 12:42 UTC
  • US forces preparing to withdraw from base west of Baghdad

The US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh terror group in Iraq is reportedly preparing to evacuate troops from a military base in the city of Abu Gharib, west of the capital Baghdad.

Iraqi media outlets reported on Tuesday that the US regime has decided to hand over the base in Abu Gharib to the Iraqi forces in the coming hours.

According to the reports, Abu Gharib base would be the sixth base to have returned to the Iraqi army in the recent weeks.

The Iraqis believe the recent withdrawal of US forces from a number of military bases is “a military tactic,” amid reports that Washington is drawing up plans to target commanders of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi.

Iraq’s anti-terror resistance groups say they stand fully ready to counter any possible attack by US occupation forces, saying that they are also on high alert for any false-flag US operation.