US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Mosul Dam in Iraq

The United States army is stationing its troops withdrawn from Syria near Mosul Dam in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, a source claimed.

The first patch of US military equipment has arrived in the area in the recent days, an unnamed source told Baghdad Post.

However, no withdrawal of troops were confirmed.

Earlier on Friday, AFP cited a source as saying that the US is withdrawing only the unnecessary equipment from Syria at this stage, and that no troops were pulled out.

Contradictory reports claimed in the past few weeks that the US forces are being relocated to Iraq, some in western province of Anbar while others said in Kirkuk’s K1 base.

In December last year, US President Donald Trump claimed that his country’s mission to defeat the Islamic State (IS) had already been accomplished, and that his country’s troops were leaving Syria.

Mosul Dam is now under the control of the Iraqi army. During the Mosul battle, the dam was protected by Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

According to previous reports, an unknown number of Italian troops are stationed at the facility where an Italian construction company is busy with the maintenance operations of the dam.