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 U.S. troop presence in Middle East infographic
Graphic shows estimated numbers of U.S. troops in the Middle East.


Focus on U.S. military bases in the Middle East

January 31, 2024 - The United States has more than 50,000 military personnel stationed in the Middle East across a range of bases and regional commands, according to estimates.

Although most of those are stationed at big bases in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, many thousands more are scattered around smaller outposts.

Those include troops in Iraq and Jordan, which hosts a small base known as Tower 22 where three U.S. personnel were killed in a drone attack by Iran-backed militia over the weekend. The Pentagon said there have been 165 attacks on U.S. positions in the region since mid-October, according to Bloomberg News.

PUBLISHED: 31/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News