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US reportedly to open new bases in Iraq, despite local authorities’ opposition

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A number of prominent political figures and members of the Iraqi parliament have spoken out against the US’ military presence in the country, with a senior adviser to Iraqi cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr slamming it as an “occupation of the country.” The US is planning to open a new military airbase in Iraq near the town of al-Qa’im in Anbar Province, the local news outlet BasNews has reported. The province borders Syria, where the US…