President Joe Biden will withdraw troops from Iraq by the end of the year
Oval: US President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all his troops from Iraq by the end of this year after 18 years, but the training officers will remain there.
According to the World News Agency, US President Joe Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi at the Oval during which it was agreed to withdraw US troops from Iraq by the end of this year.
Speaking to the media, President Biden said he would complete all military missions in Iraq by the end of this year, after which the role of the US military would be to train, assist and assist the Iraqi army in enhancing its military skills to fight ISIS. Will be limited to
There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq, and their role is still to support and advise, so the president’s statement will not affect the status of US troops in Iraq.
It is unclear how many of the 2,500 US troops will return home and how many will be there to train and support the Iraqi army.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi said in an interview a day before meeting with the US president that Iraqi troops were capable of defending their territory and that US troops were no longer needed.
It should be noted that US troops entered Iraq in March 2003 after the strengthening of ISIS, but after the victory against ISIS, former US President Donald Trump withdrew half of the US troops last year and the rest returned soon. Had hinted at.