The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee revealed, on Monday, that three countries in the international coalition led by the United States of America submitted a request to withdraw their forces from Iraq.
“Three countries, France, Germany, and Australia, submitted a request to the Joint Operations Command to set a timetable for withdrawing their forces from Iraq,” said committee member Badr Al-Ziyadi, in a press release, noting that “all coalition forces stopped their operations as a first step to withdraw.”
Al-Ziyadi added, “The next government is responsible for setting a timetable, whether for the exit of foreign forces or the presence of military bases in some areas, especially in the Kurdistan region,” noting that “there is no movement or sorties of the coalition forces at the moment.”
Al-Ziyadi indicated that “the Iraqi forces have taken upon themselves the responsibility to protect the country,” stressing that “the House of Representatives supports the air force, air defense and the flights of the Iraqi army so that it can seize the initiative”
With regard to the presence of the Turkish forces in the city of Mosul, Al-Zayadi explained that “the Turkish forces are not within the international coalition and there is no strategic military agreement with the Turkish side and the place of its removal from Iraq is the responsibility of the next government,” noting that “the next government is obligated to take measures to remove those forces that Exceeding the Iraqi borders because there is no Iraqi air cover and radars that detect these areas, so they are used easily.