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USA begins deploying Patriot air defense systems in Iraq

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USA begins deploying Patriot air defense systems in Iraq

The US military in Iraq began deploying Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) in the country. This was reported by Lebanese television channel Al Mayadeen.


According to the channel, the complexes are being deployed at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province, located in the west of Iraq. At this base are the forces of an international coalition led by the United States. How many complexes are deployed by the US military are not reported. It is also unknown whether Patriot air defense systems will be deployed on the territory of other military bases where military coalitions are deployed. No official comment has yet been received from the Iraqi side.

Recall that Washington requested permission from Baghdad to deploy anti-aircraft systems in the country in late January, after an Iranian missile attack. The transfer of Patriot air defense systems to Iraq was reported on March 13. According to the head of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces, General Kenneth Mackenzie, the systems will be used to intercept missiles. The general emphasized that the American Patriot air defense systems were not designed to intercept artillery shells, but would be used to intercept "the types of missiles that Iran used in its state-to-state attack in early January."

Recall that on January 8 of this year, Iran launched a missile attack on two military bases in Iraq that were used by the US military. The blow was launched in response to the assassination of the commander of the special forces of Al-Quds of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Kassem Suleimani.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2020 14: 24 New
    +3
    USA begins deploying Patriot air defense systems in Iraq
    USA still left Iraq .... repeat
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 31 March 2020 14: 38 New
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      left Iraq

      There was no talk about the Patriot air defense system! Here! No.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 31 March 2020 14: 56 New
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        Quote: Uncle Lee
        There was no talk about the Patriot air defense system! Here!

        Isn't that the “Patriot” who missed everything not so long ago and almost didn't knock down anything? laughing
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 31 March 2020 15: 08 New
          +2
          Quote: Lipchanin
          didn’t bring anything down?

          And the Americans have no other!
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 31 March 2020 16: 41 New
            +1
            Quote: Uncle Lee

            And the Americans have no other!

            Well, they would not be dishonored laughing
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 31 March 2020 15: 50 New
        +2
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        There was no talk about the Patriot air defense system! Here!

        Yes, to promise does not mean to marry. repeat
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 31 March 2020 14: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      USA begins deploying Patriot air defense systems in Iraq
      USA still left Iraq .... repeat

      There are none, but some of the bases were liberated and handed over to the Iraqis, in the hope that the partial implementation of the requirements of the Iraqi parliament does not mean complete disregard, and therefore will be sufficient, at least it will become the subject of long-term negotiations that will stretch for years to come. Somewhere there was information that they would reduce their presence to 8 bases, and that which would remain would be strengthened by air defense systems. There is only doubt that this will greatly help them.
    3. YOUR
      YOUR 31 March 2020 14: 47 New
      0
      Either the troops are withdrawn, or vice versa they are deployed. Try to understand.
      In January, he said I would never withdraw until they paid for the help, what adnak's reciter.
      But seriously, only instructors who trained the self-defense forces are being taken out. They deduce because the Iraqis dispersed the self-defenders due to the spread of covid.
      France will withdraw its numerous troops all 200 people.
      Germany will also withdraw as much as 90 v / s.
      In general, all this is profanity.
    4. Cowbra
      Cowbra 31 March 2020 14: 49 New
      +2
      Toys brought to children ... Model of SAM. Almost like real, only nichrome doesn’t work, as Doc Emmett Brown said
    5. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 31 March 2020 15: 47 New
      +1
      Meanwhile, in the United States, the military, which is related to the strategic nuclear forces, NORAD and others, has already hidden in that very famous bunker under the mountain (John Connor took refuge in Terminator 3). No contact with the outside world until the virus ends: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8162937/amp/Coronavirus-drives-army-command-teams-infamous-Cheyenne-mountain- bunker.html? __ twitter_impression = true
      Throw them there just a snotty handkerchieflaughing
      To the campaign, old fellow Donald will soon fulfill his campaign promise that the wall on the border with Mexico will be built at the expense of Mexico. Even more, by the Mexicans themselves, to shut themselves off from plagued Americawassat
  2. cniza
    cniza 31 March 2020 14: 37 New
    +1
    The transfer of Patriot air defense systems to Iraq was reported on March 13.


    It will not help, you have been told home ...
  3. Sergey39
    Sergey39 31 March 2020 14: 39 New
    +1
    I wonder why in the west of Iraq? Iran in the east.
    1. askort154
      askort154 31 March 2020 14: 58 New
      +1
      Sergey39 ...I wonder why in the west of Iraq? Iran in the east.

      Apparently for the author this is not important. In general, Anbar is located closer to Syria than to Iran. 70 km to the Syrian border, and 370 km to the Iranian border.
      It turns out that they will block almost all of Syria, and not Iran.
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 31 March 2020 14: 56 New
    0
    Oh, her-yo-yo !!! Kirdyk Iraq. These "patriots" have a bad habit of coming back with no goals. winked
  5. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 31 March 2020 14: 56 New
    +1
    They will also shell what he is, what not.