The International Coalition confirms: As of December, there are no longer combat forces in Iraq

12/26/2021 18:54

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The international coalition in Iraq confirmed, on Sunday, December 26, 2021, that it has no longer had combat forces in the country since the ninth of this December.

“As of December 9, there are no US or coalition forces serving a combat role in Iraq,” the coalition said in a statement, which was followed by the obelisk. / July 2021.

He added that the early transition was possible due to the tremendous progress made by the Iraqi Security Forces, including the Peshmerga, in developing the ability and capability to lead the fight against ISIS terrorist gangs.

And for the remaining US and coalition forces in Iraq, the primary mission is to advise, assist and enable the Iraqi Security Forces to sustain the enduring defeat of ISIS.

The Iraqi government has reached the conviction that there is no need for US military combat forces, but it does need to develop the military situation, training, and the urgent need for cooperation in the field of military intelligence and air power.

There are still about 3,500 foreign troops on Iraqi soil, including 2,500 Americans.

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Yahya Rasoul, had said earlier that the forces assigned to combat missions had begun to withdraw, and there was an ongoing effort to complete the withdrawal process until December 31, 2021.

He added that the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq is in full swing after the outcomes of the strategic dialogue and the technical committees that worked with the American side.


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