The Iraqi authorities restricted the ground and air movement of international coalition forces throughout the country.
The Iraqi authorities have begun training a mechanism for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. This was stated by the representative of the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Abdel Kerim Khalf. His speech was broadcast on Al Jazeera on Monday, 6 January.
The international coalition’s activities in Iraq will be limited to the consultations, armaments, and training of the military, and the armed forces will withdraw from Iraq. The latest American strikes are nonsense that cannot be silenced,” Half said.
He noted that the “Iraqi Government has restricted the ground and air movement of the international coalition forces and will not allow them to move anywhere.”
According to Khalf, Washington did not inform the General Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces about its operations.
Earlier, the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted to end its foreign military presence in the country and withdraw a request to the international anti-terrorist coalition for assistance to fight IS.
Recall, the situation in Iraq sharply escalated after the U.S. conducted an operation near the airport of Baghdad on January 3, which resulted in the death of Iranian General Kasem Suleimani.
The missile strike on the convoy, which was followed by the military commander, was carried out on Trump’s personal order.