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US truck destroyed in IED attack. Iraq

In the last month, attacks on convoys transporting equipment for the American army, as well as rocketing of American bases and embassies, have significantly increased. More than 10 vehicles were damaged or destroyed in last 7 days and the attacks will only intensify. Even if Americans suffer minimal human losses, the meaning of the game of Shia militias is clear. Surround U.S. troops at their bases and strike at their logistics routes. Also, the daily rocketing and alerts of the American troops will increasingly force them to stay in the bases, which makes their presence in Iraq meaningless. The US military has already handed over 7 bases to the Iraqi army. Many analysts believe that this is a withdrawal process announced by US President Donald Trump.