The number of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq has dropped to about 3500, maintaining a small-scale presence in Iraq for a long time

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 The number of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq has dropped to about 3500, maintaining a small-scale presence in Iraq for a long time


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Last month, the top U.S. General in charge of Middle East affairs said he believed the United States would maintain a small military presence in Iraq for a long time. General Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. central command and Marine Corps, said he believes Iraqis welcome U.S. and coalition forces, especially in preventing Isis from taking control of Iraq again.

The U.S. Secretary of state Pei said he did not intend to reduce the number of U.S. troops to the lowest level as soon as possible this month.

After meeting with the Iraqi Foreign Minister last week, he said that the United States is committed to helping Iraq restore and maintain security. At present, many Iraqi armed organizations are not under the control of the government. These organizations should be replaced by local police as soon as possible. The United States is willing to help in this regard.

In 2003, the US army invaded Iraq and overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein. In 2011, most U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq. However, after the rise of Islamic state and the occupation of large areas of Iraq in 2014, the US military returned to Iraq.

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