April 23, local time, Iraqi media quoted the U.S. Military Times website as saying that the U.S. Central Command currently has no plans to withdraw 2,500 military personnel stationed in Iraq.
Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said in an interview that the fight against the extremist group is not over and that “we will still be there, and our NATO partners will be there to complete the fight against the extremist group.” We’ll stay in Iraq. ”
McKenzie stressed that the Iraqi government wants U. S. troops to continue to be stationed to help fight extremist groups, he will not compare the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan with Iraq. The Biden administration is evaluating the status of U.S. troops in Iraq or will make a decision in the future.
On April 7, the U.S. held strategic talks with Iraq, and the U.S. pledged to withdraw the remaining combat troops from Iraq, but the two sides did not set a specific timetable for withdrawal, and said the specifics would be determined in technical talks.