In the second part, the Panorama program discussed the partial withdrawal of the international coalition forces from its bases in Iraq after more than one targeting the American embassy in Baghdad, and finally the coalition handed over the Iraqi forces the Qayyarah air base in the north of the country. The withdrawals came after repeated rocket attacks on bases housing foreign soldiers and on the US embassy in Baghdad.
Two new missiles targeted the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, where the US embassy is located, and sources said that sirens sounded inside the American embassy after hearing loud explosions inside the Green Zone.
The United States, whose soldiers constitute the overwhelming majority of the forces deployed in Iraq, has announced the withdrawal of its forces from several bases and redeployments to other bases inside Iraq. The coalition forces are also repositioning their forces deployed in about eleven military bases throughout Iraq.
And if Britain and Australia announced that they would only withdraw their trainers from Iraq and keep “essential individuals”, the French Chief of Staff announced that Paris had decided to withdraw its nearly two hundred soldiers from Iraq where they would participate in training operations, and said that “in coordination with the Iraqi government, the coalition decided to amend The extent of its spread in Iraq
About three hundred coalition troops, including the French and the Americans. They withdrew from the Iraqi military base in Qaim, western Iraq, on the border with Syria. They also withdrew completely from the Qayyarah base in the north of the country and delivered it to the Iraqi forces, which is scheduled to withdraw from the Kirkuk base. The Czech army announced that it had withdrawn thirty soldiers from Iraq due to security fears and worries about the spread of the new Corona virus
And the Iraqi parliament voted at the beginning of this year on a resolution committing the government to work to end the presence of any foreign forces on Iraqi soil, including the withdrawal of more than five thousand American soldiers.
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Hizam al-Assad – a member of the political bureau of the Ansar Allah movement
Dr.. Khaled Abdul-Allah – Dean of the College of Political Science in Al-Mustansiriya