The U.S. will move troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, however, the shift will not represent a large "exodus" of soldiers from the country, Department of Defence spokesman Eric Pahon told Sputnik.
Al-Hadithi explained that the agreement was reached "after the victory achieved by the Iraqi forces against the forces of terrorism", adding that the nature of the next phase requires a presence of another kind.
An Associated Press reporter at the Al-Asad base in western Iraq saw troop movements reflecting the account by contractors.
On Monday, U.S. media reported that U.S. and Iraqi sources had confirmed the beginning of the drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq, with soldiers and weaponry reassigned to Afghanistan.
"The Coalition will tailor our forces in consultation with our Iraqi partners in order to ensure the lasting defeat of Daesh (Islamic State)", the coalition's director of operations, Brigadier General Jonathan Braga, said in a statement on Monday.
The contractors and officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations and declined to reveal the exact size of the drawdown. In August 2016, the army recaptured the Qayyara oil-producing regions south of Mosul from forces loyal to the Islamic State, cutting access to ISIS' main source of revenue in the region.
"There will be a gradual reduction of the US forces in the coming months without replacing them with others", Silliman said. The prime minister has previously stated that Iraq's military will need American training for years to come.
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The attack took place while the police vehicle was patrolling in the village of Al-Bomahmud in the town of Daquq, 35 kilometers (21 miles) south of Kirkuk.
Iraq's government said that Iraqi authorities would coordinate USA troop presence with the coalition.
An estimated 300 Americans attempted to join the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria, including a small number who rose to senior positions, according to the most detailed report to date on this issue.
The coalition estimates that ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory in Iraq and Syria it once controlled as part of its self-declared caliphate.
IS maintains a "cellular structure" of fighters who carry out attacks in Iraq aimed at disrupting local security, U.S. Marine Corps Brig.
A Pentagon report in December stated that there were 8,892 United States troops in the country.
The weakness on Wall Street was partly due to profit taking, with traders cashing in on the recent strength of the markets. The index closed down 362.59 points at 26,076.89 in NY , with the broader S&P 500 index falling 31.10 points to 2,822.43.
Apple confirmed how the fix works, and followed up by dropping its $79 battery replacement price down to US$29 for any iPhone . Problem is, when it rolled out the said update , it didn't fully disclose that the slowdown would occur.
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