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US govt plans to reduce troops in Iraq

As the dominance of IS militants in Iraq increased, the Iraqi government took drastic measures to suppress them

👤 Srimathi Sridharan11 Sep 2020 6:57 AM GMT
US govt plans to reduce troops in Iraq
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Washington: The U.S. government plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Since Trump became US president, he has taken steps to reduce US troops in some countries, including Syria and Iraq. Fighting has erupted over the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq following the assassination of Iranian army chief Suleimani by US forces last year. The US embassy was also attacked. As the dominance of IS militants in Iraq increased, the Iraqi government took drastic measures to suppress them.

The United States declared war on Iraq in 2003. Invaded and left in 2011. But ISIS returned to Iraq in 2014 after capturing most of the country. In recognition of the great progress made by the Iraqi forces, the United States has decided to reduce its troop presence in Iraq in September, in consultation with the Iraqi government and allied allies. The United States and Iraq reaffirmed their commitment to reducing US troops / troops in the country in June.

The United States has deployed about 5,200 troops in Iraq to fight the ISIS militant group. Officials in the US-led coalition say Iraqi forces are now mostly able to handle ISIS remnants themselves. Subsequently, the United States plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops currently in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000.