Posts tagged as Baghdad

Washington & Baghdad Agree to Withdraw US Troops From Syria Via Iraq

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out American forces from Syria in mid-December, explaining the move by citing the apparent defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group. However, no exact timeframe was set for the withdrawal. Baghdad and Washington have reached an agreement allowing US troops to be withdrawn from Syria via Iraqi territory, Chief of Staff and Adviser to the Iraqi prime minister Abdulkarim Hashim Mostafa told Sputnik on Tuesday. “They (the troops)…

President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to US troops in Iraq

Thursday, December 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump used his unannounced visit Wednesday to troops at the Al-Asad airbase west of Baghdad to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. “The United States cannot continue to be the policeman of the world,” Trump said on his first troop visit to a combat zone since taking office nearly two years ago. His predecessors George W. Bush and Barack Obama both made surprise troop…