Withdrawal of 2,500 US troops from Iraq by the end of this year

Logo July 27, 2021 at 1:19 PM | Gorkhali                  

US troops are due to withdraw from Iraq by the end of this year.

US President Joe Biden has said he will withdraw troops from Iraq’s combat missions.
However, troops advising and training the Iraqi army will remain in Iraq.


He made the remarks after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
There are currently about 2,500 US troops in Iraq. The US military has arrived in Iraq to fight the Islamic State militant group.

The US military’s presence in Iraq has been called into question after the US assassinated Iraqi General Qasim Suleimani in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, last year.
Leaders of Iran-backed parties have called for the withdrawal of all US troops.
With Biden’s announcement to withdraw US troops from Iraq, another long war for the United States, started by former President George W. Bush, is coming to an end.
He has already decided to withdraw his US troops from Afghanistan.
Speaking to the Iraqi Prime Minister at the White House, Biden said, “Even as we enter a new phase, our counterterrorism cooperation will continue.”
The Iraqi prime minister has said that no foreign troops are needed in Iraq.



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