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US News The Lockheed Martin Defense Giant forced to withdraw from an Iraq base because of rockets

16:30  11 may  2021
16:30  11 may  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Le géant de la défense Lockheed Martin forcé de se retirer d’une base d’Irak à cause de roquettes © Pixabay The Lockheed Martin defense giant forced to withdraw from an Iraq base because of rockets 72 specialized technicians of the American Defense Giant Lockheed Martin left an Iraqi base. Lockheed Martin will still continue to advise the Iraqi air force, "even at a distance".

Lockheed Martin throws the sponge, on a basis in Iraq, while Baghdad seems unable to stop rocket attacks, reports high grades of the army . The

American giant maintained F-16. The Iraqi government has tried to reassure last week, sending its national security advisor, Qassem al-Araji, at the base of Balad, a few days after an umpteenth rocket burst had again wounded a foreign subcontractor .

But "Monday morning, 72 specialized technicians of the company Lockheed Martin

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are gone," said an Iraqi high-graded to AFP, while a second confirmed this departure. "The technical team in charge of the maintenance of the F-16 has left the base of Balad for Erbil", the capital of Kurdistan Iraqi, long deemed much safer than the rest of Iraq, added the first high-gradé under Covered of anonymity.

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Fighter Plane The situation has recently changed to Erbil, so much so that Washington has deployed anti-aircraft defense batteries -Ram and Patriot missiles, as did it in Baghdad to protect his troops and diplomats. In mid-April, Pro-Iran groups conducted a drone attack trapped on Erbil International Airport, where an important contingent of American soldiers are posted.

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will continue to advise the Iraqi air force, even at a distance, because we are bound by a contract that they can not break," explained the AFP General Tahssine al- Khafaji, spokesperson for the Iraqi military command.

Since the beginning of the year, at least five rocket attacks have targeted Balad, where other US companies are based, including Sallyport. At least three foreign subcontractors and an Iraqi subcontractor have been injured there. The rare times where these attacks are claimed, they are by obscure small groups who are, for the experts, the names of the Iraqi factions financed and armed by Tehran for decades.

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early May, the Office of the Inspector General of Pentagon denounced an "increased attack of pro-Iran militia" in the first quarter 2021. This increase, he already noted in his report, "provoked a temporary departure of US subcontractors deployed to support the F-16 program for Iraq". The Americans provided 34 F-16 to Iraq, all stationed in Balad. They formed drivers and many of their businesses ensure maintenance. X1

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