In a written statement by the Pentagon, “Deputy Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, AbdThe USS Nimitz instructed the aircraft carrier to return to Somalia to complete its nearly 10-month mission in the country after deploying operation forces to support the region.
It was stated that the USS Nimitz, with 5 thousand troops, supported operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with important straps, and the aircraft carrier provided air support to the region during the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
After the end of 10 months
Speaking to the Associated Press (AP) news agency, defense officials claimed that the ship was withdrawn to avoid a possible Iran attack.
The US has been cautioning for some time against the possibility of an attack on Iranian forces in the region, on the death anniversary of General Kasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quad.
There is a clear potential aircraft in the field
The Pentagon maintains nuclear-capable bombs as well as submarines and destroyers in the area.
Currently there is also an aircraft carrier in the Gulf. It is said that the possibility of having a much larger military platform in the region presents more open targets to Iran, leading the Pentagon to take such a step.
Qasim Soleimani was killed by the US in an airstrike after landing at Baghdad Airport on 3 January 2019.
In return, Iran attacked Iraqi military bases where the US military was stationed with missiles.
While no US troops were killed in missile attacks, it was briefly discussed that Tehran could launch fresh attacks on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death.
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