Baghdad And Washington Will Discuss A Timetable For The Full Withdrawal Of Us Forces From Iraq In June
Iraq and the United States will discuss a specific timetable for the full withdrawal of American troops from Iraqi territory in June this year. This was reported on Sunday by the Iranian news portal Baghdad Al Yaum, the official representative of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi army, General Abdel Karim Khalaf.
"Baghdad and Washington will consider a timetable for the full withdrawal of US forces from Iraq at the talks in June," the Iraqi General said. According to him, the decision to hold us-Iraqi meetings on this issue was made "based on the resolution of the country's Parliament on the need for the complete evacuation of foreign troops from Iraq."
Khalaf said that even after the withdrawal of American troops, "cooperation between Iraq and the United States in the field of security will continue." "American specialists will be involved in training Iraqi military personnel even after the withdrawal of their contingent from Iraqi territory," the official representative of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces explained.
On the night of January 3, the United States launched a missile strike near the Baghdad airport, which killed the commander of the special forces "al-Quds" of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, elite units of the armed forces of Iran), General Qasem Suleimani. In response, on the night of January 8, Tehran launched a missile attack on two sites in Iraq that were used by the US military: the ain al-Asad base and the airport in the city of Erbil.