Up to date: Jan 16, 2020 17:10 IST
Washington [US], Jan 16 (ANI): The USA army resumed joint operations with Iraq towards the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday after a 10-day pause that started following American airstrike that killed high Iranian army commander Qassem Soleimani.
This comes regardless of the Iraqi Parliament passing a decision to expel all American forces from the nation. Baghdad accused the US of violating Iraqi sovereignty by finishing up airstrikes in Iraq.
The New York Instances reported citing two American army officers, saying that the army wished to renew operations towards the ISIS.
Its shouldn’t be clear whether or not anybody within the Iraqi authorities permitted the resumption of joint missions.
The operation was suspended on January 5, two days after the US killed Soleimani in a strike close to Baghdad Worldwide Airport.
Following this, Iraq’s Parliament has handed the decision to cancel the US’ request for help from the US-led coalition which had been working with Baghdad to combat the ISIS.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi-led authorities offered a decision within the Parliament for the expulsion of international forces over the killing of Soleimani.
“The federal government commits to revoke its request for help from the worldwide coalition preventing Islamic State as a result of finish of army operations in Iraq and the achievement of victory,” the decision mentioned.
“The Iraqi authorities should work to finish the presence of any international troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from utilizing its land, airspace or water for any cause,” it added.
Washington has urged Baghdad to rethink the significance of the continued financial and safety relationships between the 2 nations. (ANI)