|
|
|
|
|
18th Jamadi-us-Saani 1435 | Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
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

The MIM And Its Secret Alliances

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is probably the only party in the State which never had a pre-poll alliance with any politi ...

Former Cong MLA dies

Former Congress MLA, Geetla Mukunda Reddy died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at Yashoda H ...

Minor fire outside Delhi Metro station

A minor fire broke out Saturday outside the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station, which affected train services for a few minu ...

Related News

Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said today, as fears ri ...

Leftist leader registers for Egypt presidential polls

Egypt's leftist leader Hamdeen Sabahy Saturday officially registered for running in the upcoming pre ...

French journalists abducted in Syria freed

Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday. Edouard E ...

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

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 29500 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kumar Vishwas can beat Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?
YesNoCan't say

Comments >>

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

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