[size=52]Halbousi alliance demands that the Americans remain in Anbar: This is what we fear[/size]
[size=45]The coalition of Iraqi forces, led by Mohammed Halbousi, on Wednesday, the need for the survival of international coalition forces, led by US forces in Anbar province, while revealing the reason for this.
The coalition leader, MP Yahya al-Mohammadi, said that "the presence of the international coalition in Iraq, led by the United States, came at the request and approval of the Iraqi government, that is, at the request of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces, according to the security agreement between Washington and Baghdad," stressing that "the presence of the coalition International and US forces in Iraq, is a legal presence, according to the security agreement, and the invitation that was sent to them was legal.
Mohammadi said that "the removal of these forces or reduce the number, however, the Iraqi government, represented by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, it is estimated the need for the presence of international coalition forces in the country or reduce these forces or remove them permanently from Iraq."
He added that "we as representatives of the province of Anbar, we emphasize that the province still needs the presence of US forces for security support, especially since there are deep in the desert areas where the elements of the terrorist organization Daesh."
"We have another problem in Anbar, which is the border with Syria, which has not stabilized until this moment. All these factors and indicators, we believe that the international coalition should be present in Anbar province at the present time."
About 5,000 US troops have been deployed in Iraq since the US-led coalition formed in 2014 to fight IS after seizing a large swathe of neighboring Iraq and Syria.
Blocs close to Iran are working on a law in Iraq's parliament to bring US troops out.
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