USA to end its combat Mission in Iraq
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
- U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement recently formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021
- There are currently 2,500 U.S. troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of ISIS.
- However, American forces will still operate in an advisory role.
- The U.S. role in Iraq will shift entirely to training and advising the Iraqi military to defend itself.
News Source: TH