U.S. Troop Drawdown Seen As Boosting Iraq’s Abadi

U.S. Troop Drawdown Seen As Boosting Iraq’s Abadi
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The U.S. military's decision to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq appears aimed at helping Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's spring re-election campaign, experts tell Al-Monitor.

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq all but confirmed today that US military advisers are beginning to leave the war-torn country. The coalition's announcement, following an early morning Associated Press report, characterized the shift as a change in mission toward “policing, border control and military capacity building” as “invited guests in Iraq” following battlefield victory against IS.

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