Iraq says deadline of US military exit not extended – Baghdad News
Tahseen al-Khafaji, spokesman of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, informed native media that the stories about extending the deadline of US troops’ withdrawal from Iraq are “inaccurate and incorrect”, and the scheduled exit of American fight troops on December 31 is not modified, stories Xinhua information company.
Al-Khafaji defined that the cooperation between Iraq and the US after the departure of the fight troops could be within the areas of coaching, armament, and intelligence info towards the Islamic State terror group.
The spokesman’s remark got here after media stories stated the US fight forces will not depart Iraq and Syria regardless of arguments that Washington ought to disengage from the Middle East following its fast Afghanistan withdrawal.
In July, the US and Iraq held a session of strategic dialogue, throughout which the 2 international locations agreed to withdraw all American fight troops from Iraq by the December 31 deadline.