US President Donald Trump is planning to announce a withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Iraq on September 9, US media reported citing ‘senior administration officials’.
According to reports, the announcement will also include the reduction of troops in Afghanistan.
Currently, the United States has about 5,200 troops deployed and the countless number of mercenaries deployed in Iraq.
In the previous months, the US handed over several of its bases to the Iraqi military amid the growing number of rocket and IED attacks on its forces across the country. Nonetheless, this move was mostly a part of the ongoing regrouping of forces inside Iraq.
Now, some sources expect, the US may really decrease the military presence in the country. Nonetheless, this withdrawal of US forces will not mean that the US will leave the country alone and US forces will still remain there to ‘protect oil’ and secure the US-Israeli interests.
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