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Draft law to pull foreign troops out of Iraq inching toward parliament

Shiite parliamentary blocs under the Fatah and Sairoon alliances are working on a draft law to expel US troops from the country and say they will use force if necessary.
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BAGHDAD — A group of Shiite military factions are working through their parliamentary blocs under the Fatah Alliance — which consists of leaders of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) — Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition and Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance to enact a law to drive US troops out of the country. They claim there is no need for the troops to stay since they defeated the Islamic State (IS) and brought security in the western, Sunni regions of Iraq.

Informed sources close to the Popular Mobilization Units’ leadership told Al-Monitor that the draft law on the table in Iraq's parliament demands all foreign troops pull out of Iraq within a time limit ranging between six and 12 months. This is in addition to abolishing the US-Iraq security deal in terms of US security firms, particularly those tasked with securing the Iraq-Jordan international highway.

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