BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Army dispatched a new military convoy from Jordan to the Ayn Al-Assad Base in the Al-Anbar Governorate of western Iraq, the Al-Maaloumeh News Agency reported on Sunday.
According to the Iraqi publication, the U.S. not only dispatched troops to the Ayn Al-Assad Base, but they also transported a large amount of weapons to the border.
This report comes just a week after the U.S. sent their aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, to the Persian Gulf region to protect their forces in the Middle East from an alleged Iranian threat.
The Al-Maaloumeh news website quoted the head of the Badr Organization’s office in al-Anbar as saying that the number of U.S. forces deployed in the Ayn al-Assad and al-Habaniyeh bases has increased to 10,000, adding that they have been supplied with the state-of-the-art weapons and military equipment.
The official said that the two bases also host the U.S. Marines who have been transferred recently from Syria to Iraq, noting that 90% of the U.S. soldiers in Iraq are combat forces and not considered military advisors.