December 6, 2018 / 03:09 PM
US working to expand military airbase in Erbil

The United States army is now working to further expand a military airbase it had established in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province, near Harir district, Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

The military airbase was established in 2015 as part of the US-led campaign against the Islamic State (IS).

According to the report, locals from the area have stated that their lands were fenced to be included in the airbase as it was planned to be further expanded.

The sources also claimed that military cargo planes land at the airbase frequently with air traffic increasing recently.

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