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US Reportedly Starts Withdrawing Troops From Iraq After ISIS Defeat

A spokesperson for the Iraqi government told the Associated Press and Reuters the drawdown is still in early stages.

By Briana Koeneman | February 5, 2018

The U.S. military is reducing the number of troops it has in Iraq after authorities there declared victory over ISIS militants last year.

A spokesperson for the Iraqi government told the Associated Press and Reuters Monday the process is still in early stages.

But a spokesperson for the U.S.-led international coalition wouldn't confirm or deny to either outlet that a drawdown is taking place.

According to the Pentagon, the U.S. had more than 5,000 troops in Iraq late last year.