5,500 US soldiers arrive in Salahuddin governorate
March 18 2017
07:00 PM
Up to 5,500 Us soldiers have arrived in Al-Bakr and Speicher air bases in Salahuddin governorate, military sources told The Baghdad Post on Saturday.

More than 4,000 soldiers were moved from Ayn al-Asad Airbase in Anbar to Al-Bakr Air Base in south of Tikrit the sources added.

At least 1,500 soldiers were moved to Speicher Air Base in north western Tikrit the sources explained, noting that IMIS had withdrawn from the two air bases.

The deployment of US troops in Salahuddin is just beginning as more troops are planned to arrive in Iraq for combating ISIS terrorist group, the sources asserted http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/8308/5-500-US-soldiers-arrive-in-Salahuddin-governorate