According to the report, the US-led coalition to combat the Islamic State-banned terrorist group in Russia will leave Al-Qaim’s Iraqi base in the coming days. At the same time, it is specified that the base personnel and military personnel, as well as military and auxiliary equipment, will not be withdrawn from Iraq, but will simply be relocated to other military bases.
Today is a significant day for the coalition and our Iraqi partners. The al-Qa'im base served an important role in the fight against IS (...) Based on its success in combating this group, the coalition, in coordination with the Iraqi government, will redeploy personnel and equipment to other bases during this year.
- said the representative of the coalition, Brigadier General Vincent Barker, adding that the US military and their allies will leave Al-Qaim base in the coming days.
Earlier, BBC News reported that coalition forces would leave the base at al-Qa'im, the Karaya air base (Key West) south of Mosul, and the Kirkuk air base known as Camp Renegade. The reason for this was called "victory over the IS" by CENTCOM, but military experts are inclined to believe that the main reason for the redeployment of coalition forces and forces led by the United States was the shelling of the Et-Tange (twice) and Besmayi military bases.