Abb Takk News

US combat troops will leave after end of fight against ISIS: Abadi

Baghdad(May 05, 2017): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says no US combat troops will stay in the country after the end of fight against the Islamic State.

In a statement in Baghdad on Friday, he said the American troops will then only have an advisory role to help security forces maintain full readiness for any future security challenges.

Iraqi forces are currently fighting to retake the last remaining Mosul neighbourhoods from Islamic State militants in the city’s western half.

Related News:

IS leader Abu Bakr Bahgdadi’s deputy killed in Iraq

US-led coalition airstrikes kill 230 in Iraq