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U.S. commits to withdrawal of fight troops from Iraq

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The U.S. on Wednesday dedicated to maneuver remaining forces from Iraq, though the 2 sides didn’t set a timeline in what could be the second withdrawal for the reason that 2003 invasion.

The first “strategic dialogue” with Iraq beneath U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration comes as Iranian-linked Shiite paramilitary teams fireplace rockets almost every day at bases with overseas troops in hopes of forcing a U.S. exit. The two nations agreed in a videoconference led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein that Iraqi forces have been able to tackle extra accountability.

“The parties confirmed that the mission of U.S. and coalition forces has now transitioned to one focused on training and advisory tasks, thereby allowing for the redeployment of any remaining combat forces from Iraq, with the timing to be established in upcoming technical talks,” a joint assertion mentioned.

Iraq’s nationwide safety advisor, Qassem al-Araji, promised efforts to guard overseas forces and confirmed that the United States would transfer forward with a pullout. “The American side promised to withdraw an important number of its troops from Iraq,” he mentioned.

The Pentagon mentioned the timeline could be labored out within the technical talks. “We’ve all been working to an eventual redeployment … when there’s no need for American support on the ground,” mentioned Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

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