Defense: U.S. troops will withdraw from their positions during the last ten days ahead
11/13/2011 16:58

"Portal Iraq," Baghdad - The Ministry of Defense of Iraq, Sunday, U.S. forces evacuated most of the rules which they had occupied, and of the 505 base, indicating that these forces will withdraw from their positions during the last ten days to come.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, Major General Mohammed al-Askari, said that "U.S. forces continued to withdraw from Iraqi territory at a high, according to her schedule," noting that "those forces evacuated most of the rules which they had occupied, and of the 505 rules."

He said the military that "the U.S. forces present now with 10 locations only, where they will be evacuated and handed over to Iraqi forces in the coming days," adding that "Iraqi forces are ready and for a long time for receipt of these rules, locations, and managed commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of security."

The military said that "things are going in an orderly and neatly between the two sides and there is no concern in this regard," pointing out that "Iraqi forces have gained experience through her work with U.S. forces for a long time."

It is scheduled to leave 31 thousand American soldiers of the country before the end of this year, according to the security agreement between Baghdad and Washington.

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq Jeffrey Buchanan confirmed earlier this month that U.S. forces returned to the now more than a million mechanism of U.S. military from Iraq, to ​​be re-650 thousand mechanism remaining before the end of this year, adding that between 3 to 5 thousand a week a truck carrying equipment belonging to the U.S. military from Iraq to Kuwait, however, will transfer the ownership of others to the Iraqi side.

Leaving U.S. soldiers in only 11 base out of 505 bases in Iraq, and cleared American soldiers in the November 6 the current (base of the Imam Ali), the largest U.S. military base south of the country, and on 28 October announced the U.S. Army for delivery (base delta) in the province Wasit to Iraqi security forces, while waiting for the receipt of such forces, a "Victory" near Baghdad International Airport, to the Iraqi authorities in December at the completion of the next full U.S. withdrawal.

The U.S. President Barak Obama on 21 October last that his country's troops in Iraqi territory would be in the United States during the holidays, stressing that Washington will support Iraq in all areas, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki via videoconference with Barack Obama on the need to start a new phase of strategic relations after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq on schedule end of the year 2011.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said, in the 30 of August last, that the withdrawal of U.S. troops will be implemented on schedule later this year, as there will be no base for U.S. forces in the country.

The security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November 2008 states that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territory and waters and airspace of Iraq not later than 31 December of 2011 the current, having withdrawn U.S. combat forces under the Convention, cities, villages and towns in Iraq June 30, 2009.

Iraq has signed and the United States, too, in 2008, the Convention on the strategic framework to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including development program in which the police and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.


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