U.S., Iraq Agree On Withdrawal Of U.S. Combat Troops. Exact Date Will Be Determined Later

Just in: Biden admin indicates that 2,500 US troops will eventually leave Iraq in joint stmt after strategic dialogue with Baghdad. Both sides confirmed US-led mission now focused on training & advising, but timing of US redeployment will be established in technical talks. pic.twitter.com/jXE6YaQydT

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NBC News: U.S., Iraq agree on eventual withdrawal of U.S. combat troops

The U.S. military mission is focused on training Iraqis for the fight against ISIS, allowing for withdrawal of U.S. combat troops, the two countries say.

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iraq said Wednesday that they have agreed on the eventual withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq and that the two governments would hold talks to work out the timing.

In a joint statement following a round of talks between U.S. and Iraqi officials, the two governments said the mission of U.S. forces was now focused on training Iraqi troops to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS. As a result, combat troops would no longer be necessary in the future, the statement said.


WNU Editor: This may be all moot. It looks like most US soldiers have left …. Iraqi Adviser Says Over Half of US Personnel Already Left, No Combat Units Remain (Sputnik).

More News On The U.S. And Iraq Agreeing On The Eventual Withdrawal Of U.S. Combat Troops.

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks — AP

US, Iraq Agree American Troops Should Leave, But Haven't Decided When — Military.com

Hopes, But No Firm Dates, for US Withdrawal From Iraq — VOA

US agrees to redeploy remaining combat forces from Iraq — Arab News

US eyes eventual Iraq exit as ISIS threat wanes — CNN

No timetable set for withdrawal of troops from Iraq, says Pentagon — Middle East Monitor

US Agrees To Withdraw "Remaining Combat Troops" From Iraq In Joint Talks — Zero Hedge

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