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Samson: The US Ambassador: We are moving to the next stage in Iraq, by reducing the military presence

12/10/2020 15:55:18

The US ambassador, Matthew Tueller, confirmed today, Thursday, to reduce the military presence in Iraq in the next stage.

Tueller said his speech on the occasion of the third anniversary of the defeat of ISIS in the region today, 10 December, which resulted in the liberation of more than 8 million Iraqis and Syrians who were previously living under its control, noting that “this day is also a reminder of the need to remain vigilant.” To ensure that the defeat of ISIS is a permanent defeat, and that it will never again threaten humanity.”

Tueller added, “Today we offer our prayers and invitations to those who fell while struggling to liberate Iraq from the grip of ISIS, and their sacrifices will not be forgotten. We also remember those who lost their friends, family members and homes.” He also stressed “the role of Iraqi security forces that have made exceptional progress in reducing ISIS’s capabilities, which will ensure continued pressure on ISIS to ensure its permanent defeat while providing an opportunity for stability and prosperity in the liberated areas.”

“The coalition will continue to provide advice and assistance to Iraqi security forces operations against ISIS, at the request of the government of Iraq,”
Tueller noted.   LINK