Iraq resumes talks with United States on ending US-led coalition's presence in country

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Iraq says it has resumed talks with the United State on terminating the mission of the so-called US-led coalition, which has been present in the Arab country under the pretext of fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

"The supreme Iraqi military commission resumed on Sunday its meetings with international coalition forces in Baghdad," General Yehia Rasool, the military spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister, said in a statement.

The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 based on false claims about Baghdad possessing weapons of mass destruction, leaving a trail of destruction, death, and chaos in the Arab country.

The US and its allies re-launched a military campaign in 2014 to supposedly fight off Daesh. The group had emerged in Iraq and neighboring Syria earlier as Washington was running out of excuses to extend its meddling in the West Asia region or enlarge it in scale.

The US military claimed to be ending its combat mission in Iraq in 2021, but said it would retain some 2,500 troops in the country as alleged advisors, although, Baghdad and its allies had decisively defeated terrorists in late 2017.

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