|
|
|
|
|
10th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Monday, Mar 30, 2015
Islamic World

3,000 US troops secretly return to Iraq

Sunday, 9 December 2012
Comments(2)
December 09:

Over 3,000 US troops have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait for missions pertaining to the recent developments in Syria and northern Iraq, Press TV reports.

According to our correspondent, the US troops have secretly entered Iraq in multiple stages and are mostly stationed at Balad military garrison in Salahuddin province and al-Asad air base in al-Anbar province.

Reports say the troops include US Army officers and almost 17,000 more are set to secretly return to Iraq via the same route.

All US troops left Iraq by the end of 2011, after nine years of occupation, as required by a 2008 bilateral security agreement between the two countries. The troops left Iraq for the neighboring Kuwait.

Washington decided to pull out all its troops from Iraq after Baghdad refused to grant legal immunity to the remaining US soldiers.

Washington claims that the only US military presence left in Iraq now is 157 soldiers responsible for training at the US Embassy, as well as a small contingent of marines protecting the diplomatic mission.

US-led forces attacked Iraq in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein on the pretext of possessing weapons of mass destruction. But no WMD was ever discovered in Iraq. At the peak of the US-led military operation in Iraq, there were 170,000 US troops and more than 500 bases in Iraq.

More than one million Iraqis were killed as the result of the US-led invasion and subsequent occupation of the country, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.

------Courtesy: Press Tv

Latest News

Aziz Qureshi challenges Centre to conduct judicial enquiry

Mr. Aziz Qureshi, who has recently been removed as Governor of Mizoram challenged Govt. of India to ...

Jayanti Gohil, Best Bakery accused died in Arthur jail, Mumbai

Jayanti Gohil (57) an accused in 2002 Best Bakery case, who was also allegedly involved in Ajmer bla ...

Kamal lashes out at ICC, threatens to expose eveything

The simmering row within the International Cricket Council took an ugly turn today with its Presiden ...

Related News

12-year-old raped, burnt to death in Pakistan

In a gruesome incident, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then burnt to death in Pakistan's ...

Convict's execution postponed by 30 d...

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has, on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, postponed the execution of murder convict Saulat Mirz ...

Anti-Houthi coalition takes control of Yemen's sea ports

Saudi Arabia, leading the 10-nation coalition undertaking a military operation against the Shia Hout ...

No secret

dear Editor when you know it it is no longer secret

Unity please for sake of Allah

Mere bahiyo Kash i can see that Zahid saab,Asad&Akbar saab brothers ,Mohammed Phelwan Saab kaqam&Amjed saab brothers & All other Muslim leaders in Hyderabad sitting on one table and eating biryani and thinking about our people in Hyd and in other parts of the world, if they can do this For the Sake of Allah & not for anybody else,then I think all our NRI brothers will come back to HYD and join the table & no body needs to go out of HYD then.

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26260 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the crisis in Aam Admi Party would affect Delhi's development as promised by Kejriwal?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com