US agrees to withdraw 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq reports

US agrees to withdraw 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq reports

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-04-08 05:03

The US has agreed to withdraw its remaining combat forces from Iraq, at a date to be determined in talks with Baghdad, and remain in the country solely in an advisory and support role against terrorists.

"US forces are in Iraq at the invitation of Iraqi Government to support the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in their fight against ISIS," said a joint statement following the "strategic dialogue" between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein on Wednesday.

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