CVN-75 USS carrier Harry S. Truman is already present in the Gulf of Oman, the entrance to the Persian Gulf, American Tomahawk missiles are also available.
US withdraw all troops from Syria to Iraq to deal with Iran?
On the morning of January 8, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) announced the beginning of a revenge campaign for the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani killed by US air strikes at Baghdad International Airport. January 3.
Tehran has launched a land-based missile at Ain Assad base in western Iraq, as well as a US military base stationed in Erbil in eastern Iraq.
Iran Press TV claimed to have killed 80 people after the missile attack on the US base. US President Donald Trump after the attack said “everything is fine”. Fox News quoted the source as saying, according to preliminary data, none of the victims were American.
This information comes in the context of another relevant information that is worth noting: Also on January 8, Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the US Army withdrew from two bases. in al-Hasakah province – northeastern Syria and move to Iraq.
|American Tomahawk cruise missile is ready to attack Iran|
Accordingly, about 40 trucks with military equipment left Khrab al-Jir base in al-Hasakah province to the border with Iraq. Meanwhile, 50 trucks with military equipment left the base in the city of al-Shaddadi and headed to the al-Walid border checkpoint on the border with Iraq. It is noteworthy that some trucks arrived at the base in Shaddadi from Deir ez-Zor province in southeastern Syria.
SANA news agency reported that the move was “to prepare for the final withdrawal of troops from the Syrian territory of the occupying forces” but did not specify the source of information. However, it may have something to do with the US’s transfer of troops to Iraq and some neighboring countries, in order to strengthen its forces to deal with Iran.
Last week, the United States dispatched an additional 4,000 troops from the 1st Brigade’s combat unit, part of the 82nd Airborne Division to the strained Middle East region to prepare. More than 100 marines were also sent to protect the US embassy in Iran’s capital Baghdad.
In addition, a total of 2,000 other marines are serving on amphibious assault ships USS Bataan, USS Oak Hill and USS New York are currently in the Mediterranean.
|The US withdrew its entire army from Syria to deploy in Iraq|
However, it should be noted that the US military power is not in the number of soldiers but the number of remote control weapons and vehicles carrying – launching them from the air, at sea and on land. .
Hundreds of American Tomahaw missiles are ready
Amid rising U.S.-Iran tensions after retaliatory attacks, Pentagon leaders on January 8 stated that US Navy surface ships and submarines in the region carrying hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles currently in a locked state for pre-planned scenarios.
Fox News quoted a US Defense Department official (requesting anonymity) said the warships are ready to launch missiles at targets right after the order, US military officials added.
The Pentagon official said that, besides the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman was present in the Gulf of Oman in the Persian Gulf; Along with destroyers, guided missile cruisers and at least one nuclear submarine that attacks cruise missiles, the US military has other coordinating forces.
In recent days, according to the official, the US military has made appropriate “movements” for some forces to be ready to cope with the escalating tensions.
|US aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman was present in the Gulf of Oman in the Persian Gulf|
Earlier, on the morning of January 7, the US Air Force deployed a squadron of six B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to an air base on Diego Garcia Island, a mixed military base of The United States is located on an island of the same name in the Indian Ocean, a strategic military pedal that dominates the Middle East – Indian Ocean region, having previously been the starting point of US air-naval operations. military in the Gulf.
An American official said the Pentagon sent six heavy bombers to an air base on the island of Diego Garcia, a British territory the United States had hired, to consolidate its potential to deal with Iran if A war broke out.
The base is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, just south of Iran’s southernmost point, about 2,300 miles (3700km), but still within striking distance of refueling bombers. Diego Garcia is a popular stop for US bombers.
Built by Boeing, the eight-engine B-52 flight fortress is the largest U.S. bomber, capable of carrying a variety of weapons, including cruise missiles, conventional bombs and navigation. laser and especially a nuclear gravity bomb.
By the morning of January 7, US Air Force (USAF) bombers were spotted flying from US territory across the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.