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US for­mally an­nounces troop re­duc­tion in Iraq

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REUTERS - The United States mil­i­tary on Wed­nes­day an­nounced that it would be re­duc­ing its pres­ence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, for­mal­iz­ing a move that had been long ex­pected. Last month, Reuters re­ported that the United States was ex­pected to re­duce its troops pres­ence in Iraq by about a third. The United States has around 5,200 troops that were de­ployed in Iraq to fight the Is­lamic State mil­i­tant group. Of­fi­cials in the Us-led coali­tion say Iraqi forces are now mostly able to han­dle the rem­nants of Is­lamic State on their own.

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