We will force US forces to leave: Iraqi resistance factions
The Coordination Committee of the Iraqi Resistance believes that the occupying US forces are not serious about leaving Iraq.
Today, the Coordination Committee of the Iraqi Resistance issued a statement saying that the US forces are not serious in implementing the "Iraqi people's demand to abide by the parliament's decision ruling their withdrawal from Iraq."
The Iraqi resistance considered that it had maintained "the utmost discipline and patience throughout the period granted to the US forces." It says it perceives indications that the "evil administration insists on keeping its occupying forces in the same bases."
It stressed that the US dream that the occupation soldiers and their bases enjoy peace "will never come true," stressing that it will work to compel these forces to leave defeated and humiliated."
The Iraqi resistance affirmed that "peoples' defense of their homelands is an unquestioned right and a moral and national duty."
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi parliament voted on January 5, 2020, to end the presence of any foreign forces on its soil, after the US air attack that led to the death of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolution's Guard Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and their companions.
Some Iraqi forces and parties are suspicious of the international coalition's announcement to leave the country completely by the end of this year, as some consider this decision a "mock announcement" to relieve pressure on the government in Baghdad.
On July 26, Baghdad and Washington agreed to withdraw all combat forces of the international coalition led by the US by the end of this year 2021.
US-led coalition forces to leave Iraq before 2022
On December 10, The Combined Joint Operations Command (CJOC) said the US-led international coalition forces in Iraq would have had completely left the country by the end of December, denying certain media reports suggesting otherwise.
The CJOC reported that Iraq and the United States had reached an agreement following the principles of their strategic dialogue and the latest technical meetings, which stipulates that all coalition personnel with a combat role be transferred outside of Iraq.