The transport of crude was supposed to begin last week, but oil officials in Iraq said the delay was "technical in nature", Reuters reported.
An Associated Press reporter at the Al-Asad base in western Iraq saw troop movements reflecting the account by contractors. According to contractors at a US-led coalition base in Iraq, dozens of troops, with weapons and equipment, have been flown out of the country on daily flights to Afghanistan over the past week.
"As a result of the successful operations by the Coalition and its partners, Daesh [Islamic State] has lost approximately 98 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria", the release said.
A senior Iraqi official considered to be close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that 60 percent of all American troops now in country will be withdrawn.
The U.S. ambassador Douglas Silliman had told local media "the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq has been decreased, especially in Anbar province in coordination with the Iraqi forces".
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
According to the report, issued by the Pentagon previous year, some 8,892 United States troops had been deployed in Iraq. Iraq was the first country in U.S. military history where they were forced to withdraw in accordance to the initial agreement for the forces withdrawal from that country.
Despite that information, the US military cites the official number of USA troops in Iraq as approximately 5,262.
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Police said the accused took advantage of the fact that there were only a few people in the theatre and nobody was near them. The accused IAF officer later proposed marriage and started visiting the girl's hostel and allegedly repeatedly raped her.
Raymond declined to say where his unit was being redeployed because the information has not yet been made public.
They say USA soldiers, weapons and equipment are being transported out of Iraq to Afghanistan. The prime minister has previously stated that 's military will need American training for years to come.
However, the Pentagon insists no drawdown is taking place.
Several weeks ago, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the mission would change from taking territory from IS to one of stabilisation. In 2014, at the height of the Sunni militant group's power, IS controlled almost a third of Iraqi territory.
"The generator is important because it's how we operate our aircraft", said an Iraqi pilot instructor.
Western contractors at a US -led coalition base in Iraq say American troops have started to drawdown from the country following the defeat of the Islamic State group.
Hashemi added that part of the U.S. troops would be sent to Afghanistan.