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Egypt advises Iraq to expel US, other forces in bid for stability

Egypt is recommending that Baghdad expel all foreign forces, including those of the United States, from Iraqi territory following the US drone strike that killed Iran’s top Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, at the Baghdad airport.
University students attend a protest against the U.S and Iran interventions, in Basra, Iraq January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani - RC2MBE98I0AD
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The United States said Jan. 15 its forces are resuming training operations in Iraq against the Islamic State (IS), despite calls from various quarters, including Egypt, for all foreign troops to exit the country.

The calls reached a fever pitch in the wake of the US assassination Jan. 3 of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was considered the architect of Iran's foreign operations. Soleimani was killed by a US drone as he visited Iraq.

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