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 operations. However, soldiers who advise and train the Iraqi military 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. US forces have reached Iraq to fight the Islamic State terrorist group.
The presence of US forces in Iraq has been questioned after the US assassination of Iraqi General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq’s capital Baghdad last year. Leaders of Iran-backed parties have called for the withdrawal of all US troops.
With Biden’s announcement to withdraw troops from Iraq, another long war started for the United States by former President George W. It has already decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
Speaking to the Iraqi prime minister at the White House, Biden said, “Our counter-terrorism cooperation will continue as we enter a new phase.
The Iraqi prime minister has said that no foreign forces are needed in Iraq.