Iraq has denied news reports on the deployment of more US soldiers at the Ain al-Assad base in Anbar province.
In remarks on Saturday, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the Joint Operations, said that “all media reports about the arrival of a new batch of US troops at the Ain al-Assad base are baseless and lack credibility.”
Moreover, Rasool called on media outlets not to take information from social networking sites, urging them to depend on reliable sources instead.
Estimates put the number of US troops at Ain al-Assad at 5,000.