Transcript for See the Airbase Abandoned by the Iraqi Army
And I'm the best comparison -- portions. Relics of the American occupation of Iraq this place was one of the largest US military bases in Northern -- -- An American Hummer back there and there's a lot of equipment here it was given to the Iraqi Army. Four days ago they fled. In fear from the advancing crisis forces. You get a sense of the forlorn abandonment of this place of how much the US invested how much has been lost here. Soldiers left. -- the side wall drug of South Dakota. And the slogan so many here embrace the -- And when the Iraqi Army abandoned this base Kurdish cash America soldiers highly professional highly trained about 15100 of them. They took over this army base. And they're not giving it back. It's hard to believe that this was once -- US military base. We talked to people who were here back and they said this was in perfect order. And win the Iraqi Army led displays they -- everything -- uniforms. -- caps and insignia there. Campaign -- and not only did they -- but they trash the place. And they looted. In a way this is your tax dollars at work. They just evacuated and left all their equipment's weapons patents. To lose everything like and sponsors they just. What -- just -- and did and actually. Disappeared. This dirt barrier and the deep trench over here circled the city they are the key. Defensive line protecting -- -- out there are about a mile away ices and every day there are skirmishes. Between them. And these soldiers.
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