Iraqi Parliament Votes for Withdrawal of the US Troops

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The Iraqi parliament adopted a resolution on Sunday in an extraordinary session for the withdrawal of the approximately 5,200 US soldiers stationed in the country.

 

The resolution calls on the government to take the initiative to withdraw all foreign troops in the country that are part of the US-led coalition to combat the Islamic state.

The parliament also demanded that foreign troops should no longer use Iraqi airspace in the future. Parliament’s resolutions are likely to be followed by the government.

In a speech before the vote, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi urged the parliament to work on a complete withdrawal of the US military.

“We have two options: end the foreign presence immediately or set a timetable to achieve this,” said Abdel Mahdi.

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