According to the media, Washington has covertly dispatched a 3,000-strong army force to its military bases in Iraq.
The troops were returned to Iraq in multiple stages via Kuwait following the escalating tensions around Iran and Syria. Another 17,000-strong force is preparing to cross the Kuwait-Iraq border over time, Iraqi press says.
US President Obama vowed during his first electoral campaign back in 2008 he would pull American troops out of Iraq. Despite keeping the promise in 2011, a huge part of the US military has been stationed in the neighboring Kuwait and is now seeping back into Iraq.
Voice of Russia, IF