After US troops left Syria for Iraq, the government in Baghdad pleads with UN to kick unauthorized US forces out of country.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said that Baghdad did not give permission for US forces to stay in Iraq and is now seeking the UN to take taking legal action against the uninvited presence.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that US troops transiting from Syria would use Iraq to make preparations to go home and assured that the aim is not to “stay in Iraq”, but Esper did not specify how long the American troops would be staying.
Washington removed its troops from northern Syria on foot of a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias in the region, who Ankara regard as terrorists.
Turkey said that it would not launch a new offensive against the Kurds following a five-day ceasefire and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
The USA already has 5,000 troops in Iraq under an arrangement with the Iraq, but the agreement is a controversial one, with many Iraqis regarding it as continued occupation after the disastrous 2003 US invasion, which killed over one million Iraqi’s.
The Turkish Defense Ministry then said in a statement that there was “no need to carry out a new operation at this stage,” adding that the creation of a “peace corridor” in the border area would ensure the safe return of millions of displaced Syrians.
Now, with the US military out of Syria, parties involved are ready to rebuild the Arab nation in order for peace and development to return for the thousand year-old regional native bloodline residents.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.