US Department of Defense denies rumors of military withdrawal from Iraq


The United States is not going to withdraw the American military contingent from Iraq, the information that the withdrawal of troops from 15 military bases has begun is not true. This was stated by an official representative of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces (CENTCOM), Lt. Col. Earl Brown.


According to Brown, information appeared in the Arab media that the United States began withdrawing its troops from 15 military bases located on Iraq’s territory right away is false. The US Department of Defense did not decide on the withdrawal of the US military from Iraqi territory.

These messages are false.

- said the lieutenant colonel.

Thus, the official representative of CENTCOM responded to a statement by Ali al-Ghanimi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s defense and security committee, who said that the United States was withdrawing troops from 15 of its bases in Iraq, leaving only the two largest - near the city of Erbil in the north of the country and the Ain Air Base al-Assad.

Meanwhile, Arab media have reported an attempt to undermine a column of American military equipment south of Baghdad. According to media reports, the explosive device worked along the route of a military convoy delivering cargo for the US military. Despite the loud headlines that appeared in local newspapers, the column was slightly damaged - one car was damaged.

An explosive device was set in motion on the route of a military convoy carrying cargo for the American army in the area of ​​al-Udvaniya to the south of Baghdad. The car is damaged as a result of the explosion, there are no victims and injured

- The al-Mayadeen television channel said.

Who was involved in the attempt to undermine is not reported.
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  1. Gregory2 11 February 2020 09: 38 New
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    Quote: Military Review ^ News
    The United States is not going to withdraw the American military contingent from Iraq, the information that the withdrawal of troops from 15 military bases has begun is not true.

    Time will tell - how much is enough for you ...
  2. bessmertniy 11 February 2020 09: 39 New
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    It is unfortunate that rumors outstripped the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq! hi
  3. Maestro Alexander 11 February 2020 09: 42 New
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    According to Brown, information appeared in the Arab media that the United States began withdrawing its troops from 15 military bases located on Iraq’s territory right away is false. The US Department of Defense did not decide on the withdrawal of US military contingent from Iraqi territory


    ... along the way, official Baghdad was not going to coordinate its decision with the US Department of Defense bully
  4. svp67 11 February 2020 09: 43 New
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    Yes, "they have littered the anthill", they will not calm down there soon ...
    1. Lelek 11 February 2020 13: 47 New
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      Quote: svp67
      Yes, "they have littered the anthill", they will not calm down there soon ...

      hi, Sergei.
      Something darkens the Americans. On January 23.01.2020, XNUMX, they began a partial withdrawal, substituting their accomplices from NATO. Then, NATO decided to withdraw its contingents. And now some Earl Brown claims to be a fake.
      1. svp67 11 February 2020 17: 32 New
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        Lev hi
        Quote: Lelek
        Something darkens the Americans.

        Yes, their right hand does not know what the left is doing ...
  5. knn54 11 February 2020 09: 49 New
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    "Parasites" (including oil ones) themselves do not go away, they "get out".
  6. rotmistr60 11 February 2020 09: 51 New
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    the column (American) was slightly damaged
    They cannot even undermine properly, but they are also trained by American instructors. Either they taught poorly or did not want to do any tangible harm. Americans may someday have to get out of Iraq, as well as from Afghanistan, but certainly not in the near future.
  7. ximkim 11 February 2020 09: 55 New
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    Ahh. And he knew that they were not going to go anywhere.
  8. Tank jacket 11 February 2020 10: 23 New
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    So, preparations are underway for the withdrawal of troops, it’s just impossible to disclose ...
    1. Leshy1975 11 February 2020 13: 50 New
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      Quote: Tank jacket
      So, preparations are underway for the withdrawal of troops, it’s just impossible to disclose ...

      Ruslan, after all, yesterday you ran around the site with this “news” everywhere yesterday. What today? Go on, deduce further. Or do you have a non-disclosure of "accurate information" subscription for today?
      just cannot be divulged

      Or who is not allowed? I hope you can?
      As they say, both laughter and sin. Someone in Iraq essentially under American occupation, said, and some were already happy and decided that the United States rushed to do it. Yeah, wait.

      PS Ruslan, please begin to think critically and logically. Since when did the invaders fulfill the wishes of the occupying? Or maybe Iraq has enough military capabilities to achieve this?
      This is it. hi
      1. Tank jacket 11 February 2020 13: 55 New
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        Trump in the 2016 elections made promises to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Impeachment failed. Re-elections are coming, it's time to fulfill the promises to the rednecks (Trump's pillar) That's the logic.
        1. Leshy1975 11 February 2020 16: 32 New
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          Quote: Tank jacket
          Trump in the 2016 elections made promises to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Impeachment failed. Re-elections are coming, it's time to fulfill the promises to the rednecks (Trump's pillar) That's the logic.

          This is only part of the logic. You do not take into account the fact that campaign promises are given primarily to raise the rating and nothing more. But the most important thing is that if the United States leaves Iraq, Iran feels at ease there (both Shiites and there and there), it will make Iran its complete puppet. Because Now there is no need to talk about independent Iraq at all, there is a sluggish civil war (Shiites and Sunnis). And the strengthening of Iran contradicts the interests of several strong regional powers, such as, first of all, Israel and the KSA. Which, moreover, are allies of the United States. So think critically whether someone is now ready to further strengthen Iran, if the United States, including now, is on its knives. Moreover, the US withdrawal from Iraq right now, before the election, will be presented by Trump opponents as a loss and weakness, especially in the light of the agreement with Iranian rocket fire. It will look like military surrender. Trump, on the contrary, needs a small victorious military operation, not flight, to show his strength and how they love the "greatness of America" ​​in front of the voters in the United States.
          And in this regard, I fear that the United States would not go for a joint military operation with Turkey in Idlib. Because at the moment, such a military operation is mutually beneficial that Turkey, that the United States. Moreover, in the United States, such actions are likely to receive approval from Trump’s opponents, but with Turkey it’s clear.

          PS This is my logic, according to the current moment. hi
          1. Tank jacket 11 February 2020 16: 46 New
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            I take into account that Trump is behind a team whose goal is to smoothly land the United States to the level of a regional power.
            1. Leshy1975 11 February 2020 17: 09 New
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              Quote: Tank jacket
              I take into account that Trump is behind a team whose goal is to smoothly land the United States to the level of a regional power.

              Keep in mind that presidents are changing in the US, but not foreign policy. And for what you're talking about, there must be a fundamental rethinking of the role of the United States not only in Trump, but in most of the American elite. And this is possible only as a result of its gradual change, due to the natural retirement by age. How do you imagine, for example, that such famous hawks as Albright or McCain (if they were alive) would change their minds and agree with Trump. They would rather have bitten him, in the literal sense of the word. So this process (change of elites) is long, then even then it is possible to make a calculation for the Yellowstone Super Volcano, if for a long time. Moreover, do not forget about the power of lobbyists in American politics. And just Israel and the KSA have not a small weight in this matter. So to withdraw the troops from Iraq and give it under the influence of Iran, Trump's party members will be against this decision (naturally, Israel and the KSA will also put pressure on any politicians). However, according to some opinions, the influence of the Israeli lobby on the Trump family is already so great that he would easily take and complicate the life of his main ally in the BV.
              1. Shahno 11 February 2020 17: 14 New
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                // And just Israel and the KSA have a lot of weight in this matter. //.
                Himself in shock, as Iran then united us. Our official meeting is being prepared with the Prince of Saudi Arabia. Something serious is going on. It seems that both the Egyptians and the UAE approve of all this.
              2. Tank jacket 11 February 2020 17: 19 New
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                Trump team needs to reduce the consumption of planet resources. They don’t care about the country’s elite, and the United States is just one cost-effective tool for them, Israel and the Jews also use it (periodic Holocausts), they have emergency options, for example, Armenians.
                1. Leshy1975 11 February 2020 17: 32 New
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                  Quote: Tank jacket
                  Trump team needs to reduce the consumption of planet resources. They don’t care about the country’s elite, and the United States is just one cost-effective tool for them, Israel and the Jews also use it (periodic Holocausts), they have emergency options, for example, Armenians.

                  Okay, Ruslan, bye. Then continue to expect a “quick” conclusion, if the resources of the planet, in your opinion, are Trump’s argument, and not the opinion of the bulk of the US elite.
                  Time will tell who was right. hi
  9. Cowbra 11 February 2020 10: 24 New
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    Fidget, don’t fidget, and you have already missed Iraq. A matter of time
  10. rocket757 11 February 2020 10: 53 New
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    The United States is not going to withdraw American troops from Iraq,

    specifically and everything is clear! What will the Iraqi leadership do now?