US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed

The spokesman said US troops would remain in Iraq for as long as they were required. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani /File)
Updated 19 August 2018
0

US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed

  • US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Daesh
  • Spokesman said they were required to help with the stabilization of the area

ABU DHABI: US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Daesh, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday.
“We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed ... The main reason, after Daesh is defeated militarily is the stabilization efforts and we still need to be there for that, so that’s one of the reasons we’ll maintain a presence,” Col. Sean Ryan told a news conference in Abu Dhabi.


Iran’s Khamenei: Tehran will not leave UK piracy unanswered

Updated 28 min 18 sec ago
0

Iran’s Khamenei: Tehran will not leave UK piracy unanswered

TEHRAN: Iran’s Khamenei , commenting on seizure of Iranian tanker, says Tehran will not leave UK piracy unanswered