Iraq's Parliament Calls For Expulsion Of U.S. Troops


Iranian protesters

Iranians surround a vehicle holding the coffin of Major General Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 5, 2020. (Getty Images)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Parliament is calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general.

Lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution Sunday asking the Iraqi government to end the agreement under which Washington sent forces more than four years ago to help fight the Islamic State group.

A pullout of the estimated 5,200 U.S. troops could cripple the battle against ISIS and allow its resurgence.

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