U.S., Iraq to Agree that U.S. Combat Troops Should Leave by End of 2021

Prime Iraqi and U.S. officers prepare to concern a statement that calls for U.S. fight troops to leave Iraq by the close of the yr, U.S. and Iraqis officers claimed, but would reaffirm that a U.S. armed forces presence is still wanted right after that to assistance Iraqi forces in their combat in opposition to Islamic State.

“We do not have to have any extra fighters simply because we have people,” Iraqi International Minister Fuad Hussein informed The Wall Street Journal. “What do we have to have? We have to have cooperation in the area of intelligence. We have to have assistance with education. We have to have troops to assistance us in the air.”