U.S. to end combat mission in Iraq
President Joe Biden met Monday at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to work out details of the U.S. military’s changing role in the country. By the end of the year, American troops will only provide advice and training to Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State (ISIS), Biden said.
How long has our military been in Iraq? President George W. Bush sent the military there in 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein from power. President Barack Obama pulled them out in 2011 but sent U.S. forces back in 2014 after ISIS took over large parts of northern Iraq. Iraq has reclaimed that territory, but ISIS still commits terror attacks in the country.
Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift about a suicide bombing ISIS committed in Baghdad in January.
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