Iraqi protesters demand ouster of US troops

Iraqi protesters demand ouster of US troops

Hundred protesters gathered in the Iraqi capital on Saturday afternoon to demand US troops leave the country in accordance with a parliament vote earlier this year.

“We will choose resistance if parliament’s vote is not ratified!” read one of the banners at the demonstration, which took place near an entrance to the high-security Green Zone, where the US embassy and other foreign missions are located.

Following a US strike on Baghdad in January that killed top Iranian Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and the Hashd al-Sha’abi’s deputy head, Iraqi parliamentarians voted to oust all foreign forces deployed in the country.

The US has sent thousands of troops to Iraq since 2014 to lead a so-called international coalition purportedly helping Baghdad fight Daesh.

Source: Tasnim News Agency