Iraq Limits US-Led Coalition’s Ground, Air Movements After Soleimani Killing

U.S. Army Maj. Michael Perkins and Iraqi army soldiers seek cover during a fire fight with insurgents during Operation Orange Justice in Buhriz, Iraq, Feb. 10, 2007. The soldiers are all with the Multi-Iraqi Transitional Team, 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) (Released)

Baghdad (HRNW) The Iraqi authorities have begun the preapartions for removing US troops from the country, Abdul-Karim Khalaf, a security spokesman for Iraq’s prime minister, told reporters on Monday.

He said that the US-led international coalition will be allowed to consult, arm and train Iraqi military personnel and security forces, but the troops will be removed.

Khalaf added that the Iraqi government had limited the movements of foreign forces on the ground and in the air.

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday voted in favour of removing US troops after a powerful Iranian military commander was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad. President Trump has threatened Iraq with sanctions should the plan go forward.

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