Hundreds of American troops added to targeted Iraq base as US threatens reprisal for Iraqi militias’ rocket attacks

Hundreds of US troops landed at the US Al-Assad airbase in western Iraq on Monday, Dec. 16 after an American threat of reprisal against pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias for their rocket attacks on US bases in that country. That threat sparked an Iraqi militia exit from Iranian Al Qods bases and command centers in Iraq and Syria – among them, DEBKAfile’s military sources report, the big Iranian military complex near the Syrian-Iraqi border town of Abu Kamal.

The Iraqi militiamen crossed into Iraq and scattered in the desert and dry river areas of the western Iraqi province of Anbar. The new American military personnel were transferred by nearly 500 military vehicles from Jordan to the Al Assad air base, which is the largest US military installation in the region. It has come under repeated rocket attack and shelling.

The American threat of reprisal was greeted by those militias with a promise of more attacks. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper held conversations with Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in the last few days. They warned him that US patience was running out after constant rocket harassment by the local pro-Iranian militias. Since early November, American military and civilian locations, including also the US embassy compound in Baghdad, have taken at least 10 strikes by rockets, mortar shells or Katyusha fire. Esper stressed when he talked to the Iraqi prime minister on Dec. 16, that the US has the right to self-defense.

After their conversation, which was described as “tough,” Adel Mahdi called on all parties to exercise restraint and warned the US against taking action. The statement issued in Baghdad said: “Unilateral decisions will trigger negative reactions that will make it more difficult to control the situation and will threaten Iraq’s security, sovereignty and independence.”
This was taken is indicating that the Iraqi prime minister had received information that the pro-Iranian Shiite militias were ready to take American punishment but had also completed their preparations to retaliate with more attacks on American bases in Iraq. Those bases house some 5,000 US troops and also serve as the logistic infrastructure for American forces operating in Syria.

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54 thoughts on “Hundreds of American troops added to targeted Iraq base as US threatens reprisal for Iraqi militias’ rocket attacks

  • Dec 17, 2019 @ 22:18 at 22:18
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    US will spend 6 trillion dollars again for iraq, or they have to leave it.

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:21 at 5:21
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      They Iraqis do not want Americans to leave . They want Americans to spend just like before . Please Americans stay Iraqis need total finance in US$ , otherwise they will bomb each other , you and your Jordanian , Israeli friends . Stay please , send few more thousand US solgiers , to spend .

    • Dec 20, 2019 @ 5:15 at 5:15
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      USA should stick to drone strikes/special forces ops

  • Dec 17, 2019 @ 22:30 at 22:30
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    @Reza… US Will respond to Shiia Militia Unilateral Attacks On American Bases & Iraq Shiia Servants For Iran Will Pay For Being Proxies Leaving Southern Shiia Iraq In Conflict, Chaos & Poverty As Sunnis & Kurdish Independent State In Iraq Emerge using Iraq Oil Paying That $6 Trillion!

  • Dec 17, 2019 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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    Bomb Iran Now!

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 7:52 at 7:52
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      “F” the Ayatoolas Now!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 0:12 at 0:12
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    Time to drive the Enemy back to its cursed dry land. The Mullahs have to be incinerated so all the peoples of Iran/Persia can claim freedom from Tyranny. May the Great EinSof help them.

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 0:40 at 0:40
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    Other than distilled sick Islamic hate, what is the motor driving the Iraqi militias?
    I can’t see their strategy and winning goal.
    They seem to me as completely imbecilic self destructing motherflickes.
    But, I guess one should not wonder too much, they are Shiite, and this explains all.

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 19:16 at 19:16
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      They don’t represent all Shia in Iraq, just the pro-Iran traitors. Most Shia want Iran out.

      • Dec 19, 2019 @ 23:01 at 23:01
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        Most Iranians want Islam out of Iran, by Iranian government own survey 80 percent of Iranians are unhappy with this ISis government in iran

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 1:08 at 1:08
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    The US is a paper tiger to be laughed at !

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 9:38 at 9:38
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      No one is afraid of Americans now. They are being defeated everywhere. The Taliban have humiliated them and solidly defeated them despite 2 trillion in defence spending. You can’t win a war without intelligence which is sorely lacking on the US side.

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 16:02 at 16:02
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        @Vivian… Yeah, Taliban without a Nation? Spending is Sharing!

        • Dec 18, 2019 @ 19:22 at 19:22
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          @Jahi,
          the Taliban control every square inch of Afghanistan. Go tell them they don’t have a nation. 😂

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 17:42 at 17:42
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        Vivian many have said that about the USA since 1776, they just get better.

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 19:17 at 19:17
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        Thanks They don’t represent all Shia in Iraq, just the pro-Iran traitors. Most Shia want Iran out.

    • Dec 19, 2019 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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      Most Iranians want Islam out of Iran, by Iranian government own survey 80 percent of Iranians are unhappy with this ISis government in iran

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 1:10 at 1:10
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    Send the drones out at night, . . . thermal sights on, . . . anything found in the desert gets smoked, . . . it won’t be long before there won’t be any shiites out there, . . . they’ll all be trading in their used 72 virgins

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 3:59 at 3:59
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      NO! THEY ONLY WANT WELL-HUNG HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS!

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 14:43 at 14:43
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        Kind of like my sharmouta mother…how do you think I came into existence?

        • Dec 18, 2019 @ 17:55 at 17:55
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          JUST AS I THOUGHT TOMMYKINS!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 1:16 at 1:16
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    @Ana. Until you understand the evil spiritual driving force behind this you will not see the bigger picture. You ask:
    the motor driving the Riaqi militias?
    Answer:
    1 Just as for 4300 years since Canaan illegally occupied the Levant – Psalm 83
    2 Fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the End Times – Isaiah 17
    3 To clear the way for the attack of the Russian coalition on Israel – Exekiel 38 and 39

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 1:53 at 1:53
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      Plus the destrution of the US military and The Israeli one as well

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 2:31 at 2:31
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        Just be aware: The mighty God of Israel will protect the American friend of Israel.

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 7:53 at 7:53
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        FARMER you seem to have never been in the us military the most powerful military machine on earth the israeli IDF the best trained advanced regional superpower in the region second to none just milk your cows we played a game of testing military equipment in 1991 the shock and awe was limited if we wished iraq as iran can be destroyed as a vanished strip of earth that was once countries

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 17:40 at 17:40
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        Wishful Thinking & Persia Haman’s Myths!

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 2:45 at 2:45
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      @theodoref

      1. You are correct about Canaan, they violated the sacred oath of the children of Noah to observe the boundaries of their lots, but what do you expect from the inbred offspring of Ham and his mother. Ultimately it was the rebel angel/prince that led Canaan, just like the other nations. It begins in the spiritual and manifests in the physical.

      2. The destruction of Damascus is not via war, it is via an earthquake. The same one the releases azazel and his locust army of Joel two.

      3. The coalition of Ezekiel is not Russia. It is the Joel two army, which is the centaurian army of the demon spirits of the dead giants that is locked in the abyss with azazel and the other fallen angels. Once they are released via the earthquake that destroys Damascus, they immediately begin to conquer humanity with ease, and Jerusalem is first priority.

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 11:48 at 11:48
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        “3. The coalition of Ezekiel is not Russia. It is the Joel two army, which is the centaurian army of the demon spirits of the dead giants that is locked in the abyss with azazel and the other fallen angels. Once they are released via the earthquake that destroys Damascus, they immediately begin to conquer humanity with ease, and Jerusalem is first priority.”

        @JP,

        Such nice poetry……………….but that’s all it is.

        • Dec 19, 2019 @ 18:10 at 18:10
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          @davefromorange

          Your comment reveals your vast stupidity, but I already knew that from reading some of your past slobbering comments. I make an emotionless statement of FACT that I can meticulously back up via Scripture, and you call it poetry….how stupid is that! I know, FACTS don’t matter to people like you who are driven by feelings. Harken back to this comment in the autumn of 2026, because unless you drastically wake up, you will be here to see the release of the beasts. It does not matter what orange you are from, because they conquer humanity in a very short period of time and with EASE. Then after they make you their beech, they force genetic manipulation on you and splice their DNA into you.

          Time is a ticking! The 6000 year 120 Jubilee age of flesh is coming to an end, and its end will be very bitter for many, and glorious for few wise.

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 1:37 at 1:37
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    They scattered like dem’s and roaches when the lights are turned on. You will find them with their GF’s aka. the goats. Save the goats and take out the terrorist.

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 4:00 at 4:00
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      WRONG! THEY ONLY CRAVE THE LARGE PRIVATES OF HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 2:36 at 2:36
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    Just be aware: The mighty God of Israel will protect the American friend of Israel.

    • Dec 19, 2019 @ 9:42 at 9:42
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      You never no there are alot of gods out there. Is this the same God of the Muslims. is this the same God of the Christians?

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 3:16 at 3:16
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    @Dave… Laughter? More Like Envy, If USA Is a Paper Tiger Than Your Living In Toilet Paper Nation! USA Individual Freedom With Rule Of Law Due Process Values Life, Liberty & Property, Best World Economy, Sole Super Military Power, Most Valued High Tech Innovations. This Is When Congress Is Fighting With The President & No Nation Dares To Even Challenge USA.

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 3:29 at 3:29
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    Be aware Americas, let not Iranians dictate the course and pace of the fight, looks like they have there own plan to lure and trap you into the desert. Don’t parsue them into the wilderness but Hunt them from the sky,… one by one, prolonged bleeding till they crumble., Kill solemani the sick kameni and they will be demoralized.. be very creative

    after the red comes Black,…servere. poverty not seen
    But the fig tree will flourish about Jerusalem with shouts of Joy for ADONAI

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 3:57 at 3:57
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    Almost forgot this was a Bible Study group

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 4:18 at 4:18
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      I always thought this is gor jewish gay into military stuff … no|?

      • Dec 18, 2019 @ 19:55 at 19:55
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        Jacob:
        T.N.U.C.

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 8:31 at 8:31
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    Nuke iran now

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 15:33 at 15:33
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      @DannyKatz… Why Nuke Kooks in Iran? When sooner or later Arabia, Gulf States & Mideast Nations will acquire Nukes too, making Mideast Atomic Impotent. NK Starving & Can’t Eat Nukes? Should they use them it will only a Few Nukes to Eliminate that Nation. Same with Iran, Atomic ashes in a few Cities ends the Regime. Shared Global Prosperity will Change Shiia & Sunnis Regimes, Others too!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 12:01 at 12:01
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    From the Debka article:

    ““Unilateral decisions will trigger negative reactions that will make it more difficult to control the situation and will threaten Iraq’s security, sovereignty and independence.” ”

    All of this is interfering with another regime’s plans for a name change for Iraq to: “The Islamic Republic of Iran”.

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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    @Vlad… Naw, America is Sole Super Power, Economics, & Military & Russia Can’t Make Aircraft Carriers Nor Bombers? You being upset proves why America Leads as Russia Bleeds! https://youtu.be/LWYQCEYPs_I

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 14:48 at 14:48
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    The main problem right now is that Trump just doesn’t have the guts to use said military in any kind of meaningful way.

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 15:18 at 15:18
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      @Tommy… Why use Force when Corrupt Regimes Thieves without the Rule of Law eventually collapse under their Exploitation of their own People. USSR lasted just 74 Years? Iran, China, NK, Cuba, Gaza, Venezuela, & Vietnam Will Fail! America Enlightenment System will Prevail Putting Individual Freedom First!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 15:06 at 15:06
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    IS US VERY STUPID ? IS TRUMP A NAIVE PRESIDENT AND INCOMPETENT? DOES TRUMP IGNORE THAT US STRATEGYGIC INTERESTS GOES BEYOND US FRONTIERS? TRUMP CAN ASK ADVICES TO BUSH JUNIOR ON HOW TO HANDLE IRANIAN IRAQ PROXY. PRESIDENT CRUSHED IRAQ MILITIAS HE DISARMED SADR. ALL THOSE MIITIAS HAD STOPPED EXISTING AFTER BUSH CRUSHED THEM.
    TRUMP SHOULD TAKE EXAMPLE ON BUSH.US IS VERY STUPID BECAUSE INSTEAD OF GIVING POWER TO CHIITE IN IRAQ THEY SHOULD GIVE IT EITHER TO KURDSOR TO COALITION OR KURDS AND SUNNITES. BUT TO CHIIITES . IT IS NOT LATE FOR US TO CHANGE ALL THOSE THINGS . SUNNITES WITH SADDAM HAD SUCCEEDED TO CONNTROLE CHIITES. IT IS TIME FOR US TO CHANGE ALL THOSE THINGS GIVING POWER TO KURDS AND SUNNITES WILL END THE IRANIANS INTERFERENCES IN IRAQ

    • Dec 18, 2019 @ 15:25 at 15:25
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      @Y… It is not about just President Trump. He is only part of Bigger American Enlightenment System seeking No Conquests! America is just an Example of How People in Each Nation must take Responsibility, Accountability & Seek Change & Defend Their Freedoms! Iraqi People Stand To Rule To Thrive!

  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 17:16 at 17:16
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    Red Lines and Black Flags on Netanyahu and the Neocons drive for war on Iran

  • Dec 19, 2019 @ 9:48 at 9:48
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    You never no there are alot of gods out there. Is this the same God of the Muslims. is this the same God of the Christians?

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