US-Led Coalition Forces Withdraw from Another Military Base in Iraq (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US-led coalition forces handed over another military base, located west of the capital Baghdad, to Iraqi military on April 07.
According to Al-Sumaria TV, “the international coalition forces decided to withdraw from a military base in the Abu Ghraib area, west of the capital, Baghdad, and hand over the site to the Iraqi forces during the past hours.”
The site indicated that Abu Ghraib Base is the sixth Iraqi military site from which the US-led Coalition forces have withdrawn from recently, Almasdar reported.
The base itself is located near the infamous Abu Ghraib Prison, which made worldwide headlines in 2003 when it was reported that the US military and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were using the site to commit human rights violations.
Last week, the Coalition withdrew from the Al-Habbaniyah Base and transferred the equipment to the Iraqi Armed Forces.
The coalition stated that “500 members of its members will leave Al-Habbaniyah.”
Earlier, the Iraqi forces received another military site that had been controlled by the international coalition forces in the Nineveh Governorate.