US military tells Iraq it is preparing to ‘move out’

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The U.S. military informed its counterparts in Baghdad on Monday it was preparing for “movement out of Iraq,” a day after Iraqi parliament urged the government to oust foreign troops.

The head of the U.S. military’s Task Force Iraq, Brig. Gen. William Seely, sent a letter to the head of Iraq’s joint operations command, a copy of which was seen by AFP.

US military tells Iraq it is preparing to 'move out'

The letter said troops would “be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement.”

A U.S. defense official and an Iraqi defense official confirmed the letter was real and had been delivered.

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