Iraq says US troops leaving Syria are not allowed to stay in country

Iraq says US troops leaving Syria are not allowed to stay in country Iraq says US troops leaving Syria are not allowed to stay in country

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The Iraqi military said Tuesday that US troops withdrawing from Syria amid a Turkish offensive are not permitted to stay in Iraq and will... Iraq says US troops leaving Syria are not allowed to stay in country

The Iraqi military said Tuesday that US troops withdrawing from Syria amid a Turkish offensive are not permitted to stay in Iraq and will move outside the country.

The US troops had obtained permission to enter from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq and will be later transferred outside of Iraq, the Iraqi military said in a statement carried by official INA news agency.

“There is no approval for these troops to stay inside Iraq,” it added.

On Monday, a convoy of US troops crossed from Syria into Iraq’s northern province of Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Turkey launched its offensive in north-eastern Syria on October 9, saying it was targeting Islamic State and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), after Washington decided to pull back its troops.

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