July 22, 2020

US general sees Iraq troop drawdown as IS threat dims

Washington (AFP) – A feared resurgence of the Islamic State has not so far materialized in Iraq, paving the way for a further coalition troop drawdown, a US commander said Wednesday.Though IS may never be completely eradicated, the group has been significantly diminished from when it controlled swathes of Iraq and Syria just a few years ago, Major General Kenneth Ekman, deputy commander of coalition forces, told reporters.”What that has allowed us to do is to reduce our footprint here in Iraq,” Ekman said, speaking from Baghdad.”I think over time, what you will see is a slow reduction of US fo…

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