ISIS has accused the United States of sending troops back to Iraq to take part in an exchange of troops, but the Pentagon has denied that.
The group has also accused the U.K.-based coalition of sending “military equipment” to Syria, a claim the Pentagon says it rejects.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict in Syria, said Sunday that the U,S.
had withdrawn its troops from Iraq on Monday.
The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the issue, and the U!
has already begun moving its troops to the southern border of Iraq, it said.
The coalition says it will not send troops back.
The Pentagon has rejected that.
A statement from the Pentagon said the U-2 aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, was scheduled to depart Kuwait Sunday and be based at the port of Tartus, Turkey.
The carrier is expected to dock there Tuesday and will remain in the port until it is ready for an escort to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The statement said the carrier was preparing to depart Syria for a joint exercise with the Saudi-led coalition.
The Pentagon says the U.-2s aircraft carrier will conduct operations from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea.
The aircraft carrier was the first aircraft carrier to enter the Persian and Red Seas since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.