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Given the current military developments in Syria and the latest US decision to withdraw its troops from northern Syria, and the impact of this resolution on Iraq, it is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday – Iraq During his visit, Mark Esper will meet with Adel Abdul Mahdi, Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Prime Minister of Iraq.
On the military developments, the two ministers will discuss the military situation in Syria and Iraq, and the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, part of which will move towards the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and the other heading towards the US base of Al-Assad in Anbar province to select – later – those forces withdrawn from northern Syria To the State of Kuwait.
This was confirmed by the brief statement issued by the Joint Iraqi Operations Command, said on Tuesday that US forces were not granted permission to remain in Iraq, and that their entry from Syria was intended to move out of Iraq. The Joint Operations Command, the highest command formation to manage the various Iraqi military and security formations, and supervised by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, said in a press statement that “the media reported on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria towards Iraq.” He added: “We show here that all US forces that have withdrawn from Syria, got approval to enter the Kurdistan region, to move out of Iraq,” stressing that “there is no approval to stay these forces inside Iraq.”
The two ministers will also discuss the strategic framework agreement between Iraq and the United States, and will discuss the legitimate concern of the government and military leadership of the entry of ISIS criminals into Iraqi territory, and work to coordinate efforts in the face of the threat of ISIS terrorist. Days before the start of the Turkish military operation, SDF tried to use the card of prisoners belonging to the terrorist organization “Daesh” as a pressure card on the international community to discourage Turkey from entering the area east of the Euphrates, but Ankara did not pay attention to this matter, where it considers the presence of “protection units The Kurdish people on their borders are a grave threat to their national security. The SDF, which is dominated by Kurdish units, has not long since implemented its threat. Reuters quoted the Kurdish self-administration as saying on Sunday that 785 foreigners from the Islamic State group had managed to escape. Ain Issa camp in Raqqa governorate, northeast Syria, where they were detained.
Despite the preoccupation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the repercussions of the demonstrations that broke out in Iraq this month, and the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, but Adel Abdul-Mahdi puts the fight against ISIS in his priority because he is deeply aware of the lack of security in the absence of social stability and economic prosperity Therefore, it holds intensive security and military meetings to monitor the latest developments on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization, which tried to return to the liberated provinces, is not over yet, as indicated on Tuesday by the death of Major General Ali al-Lami, commander of the Fourth Division of the Federal Police and Brig. Gen. Mohammed Allawi, the director of operations of the Fourth Division. Their protections are ambushed by remnants of ISIS in al-Bazul area behind the lover’s palace in Samarra district.
Iraqi Studies Unit
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