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US starts building largest military base in Mosul

FNA – The US army has started constructing its biggest military base in Iraq’s Nineveh province in a bid to control the country’s border with Syria, Iraqi sources disclosed.

“The US troops have kicked off the construction operations of the largest military base near the village of Kahriz in Zamar region West of the Tigris River in Nineveh province,” Official Spokesman for Arab Tribes Group Mozahem al-Havit said.

He reiterated that the US also plans to construct four more military bases in other parts of Nineveh province, and said, “The US forces’ mission in Western Mosul will be monitoring Iraq-Syria border from the West of Sinjar region to al-Qaem.

On March 17, the US bombed a building in Mosul’s Western al-Jadida district, where Iraqi forces are fighting against militants. More than 200 civilians, including women and children, are believed to have been killed as a result of  the aerial attack which caused the building to collapse.

The Pentagon acknowledged in a statement that the US had carried out the deadly attack. However, the US military is said to be conducting an investigation into whether it was US ammunition, ISIL explosives or both that caused the building to collapse.