BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Iraqi government announced on Wednesday that the French Armed Forces will be withdrawing from Iraq after spending several years in the country.

Citing Major General Abdul-Karim Khalaf, the spokesman for the General Commander of the Armed Forces, the Iraqi news site Wakalah reported that ” the French troops left Iraqi territory, and that the international coalition cleared its air base.”

Khalaf said, “The departure of the French forces comes according to the agreements that took place with the Iraqi government.”

The Coalition forces, led by the United States of America, began to reduce their bases in Iraq by handing over their first military base to the Iraqi army, days after the Iraqi government filed an international complaint against the American violations that killed 6 and wounded 12 security personnel.

The Iraqi Security Forces announced last week that “the Iraqi security forces have taken over the Al-Qaim military base in the Al-Anbar province, in the western part of the country, after the withdrawal of the international coalition forces from them with all their military equipment.”

For his part, the spokesman for the Iraqi joint operations, Major General Tahsin Al-Khafaji, stated that “the withdrawal of the American forces from the Al-Qaim base, which includes a team of consultants, experts and technicians, was carried out within a timetable for the purpose of permanent withdrawal.”

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Nestor Arapa
2020-03-27 02:45

No es relevante el retiro de las fuerzas armadas Francesas, la amenaza es de EE.UU. que tiene sus bases de terroristas en la región así como pretende apropiarse de petroleo Sirio.