Esper visits Iraq amid troops row | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:33 AM, October 24, 2019

Esper visits Iraq amid troops row

Pentagon chief Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad for talks on Wednesday as Washington pulled out its remaining troops from northern Syria through Iraq. Esper was due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to address concerns among some in the government that the troops might stay in Iraq. The United States currently has 5,200 troops in Iraq, part of a US-led international coalition against IS.

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