US Starts Drawing Down Troops from Iraq

US Starts Drawing Down Troops from Iraq

"Iraqi government will determine the level of the American presence and its nature for the next phase", al-Hadithi, the Iraqi government spokesman, told CNN.

As a 43-year-old youth counselor from Sacramento, California, Brian Dempsey certainly did not fit the traditional profile of someone likely to travel to Syria in hopes of joining ISIS - but his journey is helping shed new light on why some Americans decide to fight alongside extremists in combat zones on the other side of the world. The Associated Press are also reporting that eventually 60 per cent of American troops in the country would be withdrawn. "Coordination continues, to maintain (U.S.) assistance to the Iraqi forces in accordance with their requirements".

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Is the US drawing down its military presence in Iraq, following a declaration of victory over ISIS? At the time the military intervention was described as "limited", but as Iraq's military struggled to roll back the extremists, the US -led coalition's footprint in the country steadily grew.

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Raymond declined to say where his unit was being redeployed because the information has not yet been made public.

The same month, the Pentagon said there were roughly 5,200 American forces in Iraq.

On Dec. 9, 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi officially declared full liberation of Iraq from IS militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist group.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a Somali-American, was arrested in OH past year and charged with plotting to blow up a military medical facility in Texas.

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The Iraq drawdown also follows the release of the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that cited China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russian Federation as the USA military's top national security priorities.

In August 2017, President Donald Trump announced a new Afghanistan strategy, in which he pledged to continue USA support for the Afghan government and military.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the United States is relocating members of ISIS terrorist group to Afghanistan after their defeats in Iraq and Syria.

"As a result of the successful operations by the Coalition and its partners, Daesh [Islamic State] has lost approximately 98 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria", the release said.

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They include around 1,000 who surrendered during the battle for Hawija, the last IS urban stronghold in Iraq until its fall late previous year, Iraqi Kurdish official Dindar Zibari told reporters. At a press briefing last month U.S. Marine Corps Brig.

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