US President Joe Biden notified the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Congress of the foreign counter-terrorism operations of the US Armed Forces against the Daesh (Arabic name ISIS), Al-Qaeda and Taliban groups banned in Russia in accordance with US law. The text of the letter was distributed by the White House.
According to the president, American units continue operations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Niger. It is noted that there are 2,976 US military personnel in Jordan, 83 in Lebanon, and 808 in Niger. Biden did not announce the number of the American contingent in the other listed countries, writes TASS.
There are 2,742 US troops in Saudi Arabia, who, according to Biden, are protecting Washington’s interests in the region “from hostile actions by Iranian and Iranian-backed groups.”
The President also notified Congress that 379 US military personnel are part of the peacekeeping forces and military observer missions in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, another 707 people are in Kosovo, and American troops are also helping the Philippine government in the fight against terrorism and are stationed on the Cuban naval the Guantanamo base.
Let us remind you that the process of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan continues. The US military must leave this country by 9/11. According to the commander of the US Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, the withdrawal of troops is half completed, the process is going “smoothly and at a comfortable pace.”