September 9, 2020

Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will announce further troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few days, a senior administration official said Tuesday.The official told reporters traveling with the president to expect an announcement Wednesday on Iraq, and on Afghanistan in the coming days.During a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi in August, Trump said American troops would leave Iraq but gave no timetable.The talks between the pair came with attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters on the rise and the Iraqi government facing calls to …


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