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Iraqi officials deny alleged US airdrop in Maysan

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A number of officials denied news about an airdrop carried out by the US troops in Maysan, Parliament's Security and Defense Committee member Abbas Sarwat said.

The US forces, according to the government, are present in the country to train Iraqi forces and provide them with technical consultation, Sarwat said, adding that the parliament is working on a law to determine the status of foreign troops in Iraq.

Armed militias, who are believed to be loyal to Iran in Iraq, have been recently calling for the removal of foreign troops from the country. Apparently, they find themselves supported by parliamentary attempts by MPs of pro-Iran factions to pass a law forcing the government to remove these troops, especially American ones.

Earlier in January, Sadiqun movement MP Ahmed Kanani said that a draft law to remove foreign forces from the country is still being prepared by the parliament's legal committee.

In a press statement, Kanani affirmed the importance of speeding up efforts to issue the legislation to remove the foreign troops from Iraq.

Discussing the law will be placed on the agenda of the upcoming sessions, Kanani said, adding that "these forces will stay longer inside the country, which poses a lot of questions and doubts."

The Parliament's security and defense committee said that the plan to remove the US combat troops from the country does not include a timetable.
Last Modified: Thursday، 31 January 2019 10:06 PM
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