Iraqi political bloc confirms commitment to withdrawing foreign forces,

An Iraqi leading parliamentary bloc of al-Fatih Coalition confirmed on Monday that it would not retreat from demanding the Iraqi government to implement the parliament decision to withdraw foreign forces from the Iraqi soil, a local media reported.

The insistence of al-Fatih bloc, headed by Hadi al-Ameri, came because ”the decision of ending the presence of foreign forces from Iraq was already passed in the Iraqi parliament and approved by the government of resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi,” spokesman of al-Fatih (Conquest) Coalition, Ahmed al-Asadi, told the Iraqi NINA news agency.

Al-Asadi said that Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi included the implementation of the decision to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in his political program when he assumed the post.

On Jan. 5, 2020, the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution requiring the government to end the presence of foreign forces in Iraq, two days after a U.S. drone strike on a convoy at Baghdad airport which killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces. Läs artikel