US agrees to move ‘remaining combat troops’ from Iraq

Iraq has pledged to protect bases with US-led forces, who Washington says are present ‘solely in support of Iraq’s effort in the fight against ISIS.’ – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

THE United States agreed in talks yesterday with Iraq to remove all remaining combat forces deployed to fight Islamic State extremists, although US forces will still provide training.

After a first “strategic dialogue” under President Joe Biden’s administration, the two nations said that the Iraqi military had made substantial improvements.

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