Iraq: Prime minister defends US troop presence, says it’s necessary for fighting ISIS

Source: Fox News

“Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani says he supports an indefinite presence of U.S. troops in the country to combat ISIS, putting him at odds with his supporters and Iranian-backed officials. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sudani said U.S. and NATO troop contingents were necessary to train and assist Iraqi units in countering ISIS but mostly stay out of combat. … There are currently around 2,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and another multinational training force under NATO command. Around 900 U.S. troops are stationed in Syria.” (01/15/23)