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US CENTRAL COMMAND DENIES PLAN TO LEAVE AL UDEID AIR BASE

US CENTRAL COMMAND DENIES PLAN TO LEAVE AL UDEID AIR BASE

US Department of Defense spokeswoman for Central Command Rebecca Rebarich denied that there was any plan for US troops to leave the Al Udeid air base in Qatar, after the US Central Air Command at Al-Adeed conducted its first successful operation from Shaw's base in North Carolina. United States. Al Jazeera reported.

Rebarich added that the temporary transfer (for 24 hours) of the Air Operations Command has been planned for months, noting that the operation will be repeated in the future in order to expand the operational depth of the Central Command and enhance its air control capability.

"Qatar has always been an exceptional partner, and this base from which we are operating is a great base, and CENTCOM has no intention of moving anywhere," said CENTCOM's deputy commander, Chance Saltzman in a media report.

"The US forces will continue to use the base of many in the future and will expand the operational depth of the Central Command, particularly the US Air Force in the region," Rebarich said in the statement.

"This is part of the strategy to increase the command's ability to control air throughout its area of responsibility," she said.

Officials at the Joint Air Operations Center in Al Udeid, which includes some 20 countries, said the temporary transfer of the air operations command would confirm the readiness of the US Air Force and the International Coalition for any operations or scenarios at any time and from any geographical location.

Al-Udaid currently hosts more than 10,000 US and international coalition forces.

Source:  The Peninsula