September 9, 2020

Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan

Baghdad (AFP) – US President Donald Trump was expected to announce further troop withdrawals Wednesday from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down jihadist sleeper cells have faced increasing attacks blamed on pro-Iran factions.The deadly bomb and rocket attacks have put additional pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi, who has pledged to rein in rogue groups pledged to fight the US military presence.  During Washington talks with Kadhemi last month, Trump said US forces would leave Iraq but gave no timetable or specific troop levels. A senior ad…


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