Footage of Units of the US Armed Forces leaving the Taji base in the north of Baghdad.
The military base of the Taji coalition forces in northern Baghdad has been officially handed over to the Iraqi security forces, along with $ 347 million in property.
The first visible result of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s visit to the White House.
I not talking about the complete withdrawal of the US Armed Forces from the base. The Pentagon reserves certain areas of the object.
The pullout comes amid rising attacks by Iranian-backed militias on bases housing US troops and diplomats in Iraq.
United States-led international coalition troops have withdrawn from Iraq’s Taji military base and handed it over to Iraqi security forces, the coalition has said.
The base, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Baghdad, had been the site of frequent rocket attacks by Iran-backed militias targeting US-led troops in recent months.
“The movement of coalition military personnel is part of a long-range plan coordinated with the government of Iraq,” the coalition said in a statement on Sunday, adding that Camp Taji has historically held up to 2,000 coalition members, most of whom have departed this summer.
Remaining coalition troops will depart in the coming days after finalising the handing over of equipment to Iraqi security forces, it added.
This was the eighth transfer of a coalition portion of an Iraqi base back to Iraqi forces, it said.
Major General Tahsin al Khafaji, a spokesman for the joint operations of the Iraqi army, said the troop withdrawal comes under an agreed timetable to hand over other military bases across Iraq.