United States formally announces troop reduction in Iraq
WASHINGTON: The United States military on Wednesday announced that it would be reducing its presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, formalizing a move that had been long expected. Last month, Reuters reported that the United States was expected to reduce its troops presence in Iraq by about a third. The United States has around 5,200 troops that were deployed in Iraq to fight Daesh. Officials in the US-led coalition say Iraqi forces are now mostly able to handle the remnants of the extremist group on their own.
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