US President Joe Biden has announced the end of the US-led war in Iraq by the end of this year. As a result, the United States is about to end its 18-year war on terror.
Biden made the announcement at the White House on Monday (July 26th) during a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qazimi. The two leaders announced in a joint statement after the meeting that “no more US troops will be involved in the war in Iraq after December 31, 2021.”
Announcing the end of the war, Biden said “by the end of 2021, US troops will be responsible for training and assisting the Iraqi army, but they will not be directly involved in any war.”
Before leaving for the United States, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qazimi said in Baghdad that “there is no longer any need for US troops to fight IS in his country.” But we need a special timeline for the fight against IS and the preparation of our troops. “
The United States currently has about 2,500 troops in Iraq.
The meeting comes a week after a major ISIS bombing in Iraq, AFP reported. Although Baghdad announced about three years ago, IS has been defeated in Iraq. But in reality, IS are still active in the country.
The official deadline for the withdrawal of US troops will be announced after a meeting with US officials this week.