The United States will resume their military operations with Iraq


The United States resumed Wednesday their military operations, in common with Iraq, interrupted after the death of the general iranian Qassem Soleimani, was killed in early January in a hit american in Baghdad, according to the New York Times.


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Two us military officials, quoted by the daily new york under the guise of anonymity, claim that the Pentagon wanted to restart as soon as possible, alongside the iraqi army, the fight against the group jihadist islamic State (EI) in order that the latter shall not take advantage of the situation.


Asked by AFP, the Pentagon has refused to how one this information.


At the initiative of Washington, the joint operations between the two countries were interrupted in the 5 January, two days after the strikes targeted american against general Soleimani near the Baghdad airport.


The iraqi Parliament had called for the same day at the government the expulsion of the american troops in the country.


A letter sent by mistake by the United States had created confusion the next day on a possible withdrawal of the more than 5000 us soldiers deployed in Iraq.


The iraqi government has formally requested at the end of last week the head of the american diplomacy Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to begin discussion of such a withdrawal.


The u. s. State department responded that it did not even discuss a withdrawal, a goal that only “the best way to reconfirm” the “strategic partnership” between the two countries.


Mike Pompeo has also ensured on Monday that ” all “the iraqi leadership had told him” in private ” that they were in favour of a us military presence in their country to fight the AR.


He did not rule out, however, revising the decline in the number of american soldiers deployed in Iraq, in line with the commitment of president Donald Trump to opt out of the costly operations in the Middle East.

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