Iraq 0
25 July 2020

The U.S.-led counter-ISIS coalition announced that it had “conducted a ceremony with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to transfer the Coalition area of Besmayah Base”, noting it was “the seventh base this year transferred to the ISF”. A coalition statement explained that “due to Iraqi Security Forces’ success in the campaign against Daesh [ie, ISIS], the Coalition is adjusting its positioning and focus in Iraq… CJTF-OIR will continue to relocate and consolidate personnel and equipment from Iraqi bases throughout 2020, in cooperation with the Government of Iraq”.

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