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Trump to keep US troops in Iraq after ISIS

US troops in Iraq

The Trump Administration is now in talks with the Iraqi government about keeping American troops in Iraq after the fight against ISIS in the country is over, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.  

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, are discussing “what the long-term US presence would look like,” a US official said.

The US forces that stay after the ISIS fight would be stationed inside existing Iraqi bases in at least five locations in the Mosul area and along Iraq’s border with Syria.

An Iraqi government official revealed that they would continue to be designated as advisers and would help control security in the city.

Last Modified: Friday، 05 May 2017 11:02 AM