IRAQ: International Coalition announces move of forces from al-Taji base to Erbil

North Baghdad- Iraq The US-led International Coalition against ISIS has entered its seventh year in Iraq in taking down terrorist organization ISIS and its remnants. ISIS controlled large swathes of land and cities in Iraq and Syria at that time. Today, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced that these Coalition forces, in particular the U.S. ones, will move from al-Taji base north of Baghdad, the most important base of the forces, and likely will go to al-Baghdadi and al-Harir bases in Erbil, Iraqi Northern Region.

The move is supervised by the Iraqi Joint Command responsible for coordination with Coalition forces. The move will limit Iraqi Joint Command’s role to training and information exchange.

The announcement of the move, or “withdrawal” as some call it, comes as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited Washington a few days ago and discussed the role of U.S. troops in Iraq.