14 January 2020

Foreign troops' future in Iraq uncertain as clashes continue

al-monitor.com

For the security of its personnel, NATO has  temporarily suspended  its training activities in Iraq, given the recent violence there. Iraqis seem divided over what that will mean for their safety. The United States on  Jan. 3 assassinated  Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and the deputy head of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in a drone attack near the Baghdad airport. Iran retaliated by firing  missiles at  military bases in Iraq where US troops are [...]