Agreement to reduce the US presence in Iraq

Agreement to reduce the US presence in Iraq
Agreement to reduce the US presence in Iraq

The Iraqi-American Military Technical Committee held a meeting in Baghdad to discuss setting up a mechanism to reduce the American military units in the military units at Ain Al-Assad bases in Anbar Governorate and Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

This came in a statement by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, following the meeting of the Iraqi-American Military Technical Committee last night in Baghdad, within the framework of the technical security talks that were agreed upon in the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue.

And the plan to transition to a non-combat role for the international coalition forces operating in Iraq according to the outcomes of the meeting held last July.

The statement stated that the two parties agreed to reduce the combat units and American capabilities in the military bases in Ain al-Assad and Erbil to be completed by the end of this September, and to reduce the level of the leadership of the international coalition from a headquarters led by a team officer to a smaller headquarters led by an officer at the rank of brigade for the purposes of management, support, equipment and exchange. Intelligence and advice.

The statement indicated that the two sides reiterated that the presence of US forces and the international coalition forces in Iraq is at the invitation of Iraq and depends on the provision of protection from the Iraqi government in accordance with international laws and norms and in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty. The two sides also agreed to hold regular sessions to complete the discussion of the remaining steps to secure the transition to a non-combat role for the international coalition forces by the time set for it at the end of this year.

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