2 August 2011, 13:44

Iraqis want US military presence terminated

Iraqis want US military presence terminated

Over 2.5 million Iraqis have signed a demand that the US military presence in the country should be terminated.

Over 2.5 million Iraqis have signed a demand that the US military presence in the country should be terminated.

According to the Al-Iraqiya TV channel, the address to parliament and the government urges that politicians should heed the voice of the people who stand both for a US troop withdrawal and for denying the US any extension of its military presence in Iraq.

In keeping with a strategic agreement between Baghdad and Washington, the US troops should leave Iraq before the end of the year. However, quite a few US military advisers are due to stay on to train Iraqi troops.

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