Worldwide

Federal opposition divided over Iraq mission as troops remain hunkered down

Federal opposition divided over Iraq mission as troops remain hunkered down”

The Liberal government says it plans to resume the entire mission once the security situation improves.

The paper quoted unnamed Iraqi officials as saying that the US State Department warning came after the Iraqi parliament voted in favour of a resolution demanding the removal of American forces from Iraq following the assassination of Commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, in a US drone attack in Baghdad. "We're not leaving unless they pay us back for it", Trump said. "If you look at (U.S. President Donald) Trump's moves in Iran in the last 10 days, we now have a very unpredictable partner in Mr. Trump and the Americans. and we think that's a risky place for Canadians to be".

An Iraqi army soldier stands guard near a US-made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq.

But Pompeo - whose State Department often insists it can not divulge details of his calls - said he heard a different message in conversations with around 50 Iraqi leaders since the start of the month.

More news: Improve your level of Ukrainian language with NovaMova

Canada's mission in Iraq has two main elements, the first of which involves about 200 troops who have been training local forces through North Atlantic Treaty Organisation since October 2018 to fight ISIL. US defense officials confirmed to VOA were no USA troops on the base.

Iraq's parliament voted January 5 on a motion to expel USA troops.

Military bases in Iraq hosting USA troops have been targeted by rocket and mortar attacks from Iran-backed militias in recent months. Tehran also accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft, killing 176 people.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo early Monday morning said he was "outraged" by the rocket attack targeting Al-Balad, an airbase just north of Baghdad where US forces have been stationed, which wounded two Iraqi officers and two airmen.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 May 2020
Canada’s entertainment industry is losing millions due to the coronavirus pandemic
It was supposed to be opened sometime in 2021, but there is expected to now be a significant delay in this timeline. Another significant effect of the crisis has been to stall existing construction projects.

14 January 2020
Warne, Ponting to captain star-studded teams in bushfire fundraiser game
CA have also released a fund of $2 million to help the community cricket clubs affected by the rampaging fires. It looks like India stars Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni could also be part of the star-studded charity game.

14 January 2020
Takeaways from MLB’s report about the Astros’ sign-stealing
Cora was involved in developing both the banging scheme and utilizing the replay review room to decode and transmit signs. If a team can interpret what those signs mean, it can give them an advantage when their batter is at the plate.

14 January 2020
YouTuber NikkieTutorials comes out as trans
She went on to state: "They said they wanted to leak this because I am lying or because I am scared to know who I really am". Nikkie says the reason why she has come out on YouTube is because she was being blackmailed.

14 January 2020
Two Second World War bombs defused in Germany after mass evacuation
German disposal experts successfully defused two World War II bombs discovered in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday. Central Dortmund was bombed heavily in May 1943 as the Allied aerial campaign targeted the industrial Ruhr District.

14 January 2020
Reina joins Villa on loan as Begovic moves to Milan
Aston Villa signed former Spain and Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan until the end of the season on Monday. To date, he has made 62 appearances for Bosnia, including three during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and five as captain.

14 January 2020
Bournemouth 0-3 Watford: Resurgent Hornets climb out of the drop zone
It was a mistake from Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers that led to the first goal shortly before half-time. FREE TO PLAY: Don't miss the chance to win the jackpot of £ 250,000 for the sixth time this season.

14 January 2020
Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Freeloading on DCCC
Ocasio-Cortez said , "I mean, it's our future because I think the stakes are so high for us". HuffPost reported Sunday that the PAC raised $69,000 in the 24 hours after its launch.

11 May 2018
All You Should to Know about Cisco CCNP Certification
Cisco provides the seekers with a wide range of courses depending on different areas included in the field of IT. The certificate holder gets a good position in the field of IT, and is capable to add new apps and networks.

15 March 2018
Server Requirements for Mass Mailing
The first means that the error occurred on the receiving side: maybe the client's account was blocked, or something else happened. Running your own email server may sound like a science fiction, and it may seem that it’s impossible to handle such thing.