WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Votel visited US troops who rebuilt the airbase after Iraqi forces recaptured it from the Daesh in July.
CENTCOM said the base would be a vital logistics hub for Iraqi forces.
CENTCOM cdr & Combined Joint Task Force cdr talk w news media during nighttime visit to Q-West, Iraqi base pic.twitter.com/2WllJVJnkw— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 25, 2016
On October 17, Iraqi forces supported by Kurdish Peshmerga and US troops began the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State terrorist group.
The US-led coalition is supporting the Iraqi Security Forces with air support, artillery, intelligence, advisors and forward air controllers, according to CENTCOM.
Oil fires, sulfur smoke, powdery sand has not stopped Coalition from rebuilding Q-West. Repaired ~30 runway trenches, now landing planes— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 25, 2016