September 9, 2020

US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon will slash the level of US troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month, a senior general said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor a pledge to withdraw from foreign conflicts.General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of the US military’s Central Command, said in Baghdad that the decision was “due to our confidence in the Iraqi Security Forces’ increased ability to operate independently.””In consultation and coordination with the Government of Iraq and our coalition partners, the United States has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,…


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